abruzzi, luigi amadeo, duke of the defined in 1939 year
abruzzi, luigi amadeo, duke of the - Abruzzi, luigi amadeo, duke of the (1873-1933); abruzzi, luigi amadeo, duke of the - Italian explorer and man of science. The third son of Amadeo, duke of Aosta and king of Spain, 1870-73, and cousin to Victor Emmanuel III, king of Italy, he was born in Madrid, Jan. 29, 1873. He ascended Mt. St. Elias. Alaska, July 31. 1897, being" the first to do so. He organized an Arctic expedition, 1899-1900, and from his ship, the Stella Polare, sent out sledging parties, one of wr h i c h attained lat. 86°33' N., beating previous records. H i s expedition determined the N. coast of Franz Josef Land. In Africa he ascended Mt. Ruwenzori in 1906, and in 1909 he established a new record in mountain - climbing by ascending Mt. God win-Austen, Kashmir, to an alt. of 24,600 ft. Meanwhile he had served in the Italian navy, of which ik- was commaiider-in-chief in 191.3-17. He also commanded a squadron during the Tripoli war 1911-12. In 1919 he explored the sources of the Webi Shebeli in Abyssinia, and in 1927 surveyed large areas in Abyssinia. He died March is 1933.