Vilhjalmur Stefansson

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Vilhjalmur Stefansson
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Stefansson in The World's Work (1922)

Born William Stephenson
3 November 1879(1879-11-03)
Arnes, Manitoba, Canada
Died 26 August 1962 (82)
Hanover, Grafton Co., New Hampshire
Alma mater University of North Dakota; University of Iowa (A.B., 1903); Harvard University
Affiliations The Explorers Club

Vilhjalmur Stefansson (November 3, 1879 - August 26, 1962) was an American explorer and ethnologist of Icelandic descent who was famous in the early twentieth century for his extensive explorations of the Canadian Arctic and his advocacy for the dietetics (fatty meat and fresh fish) and lifestyle of the peoples that inhabit that region.

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