S. A. Andrée

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S. A. Andrée
S. A. Andrée - portrait.jpg

Photo portrait, taken 27 May 1896

Born 18 October 1854(1854-10-18)
Gränna, Småland, Sweden
Died c. October 1897 (aged 42–43)
Kvitøya, Arctic Norway
Burial 1930
Norra Begravningsplatsen, Solna, Sweden
Alma mater Royal Institute of Technology at Stockholm (1874)

Salomon August Andrée (October 18, 1854 - unknown; presumed October 1897) was a Swedish engineer and physicist who became famous as an aeronautics enthusiast and polar explorer who led a failed expedition to reach the geographic North Pole in a hydrogen balloon.