Nathorst Alfred Gabriel 

Well-known Swedish botanist, paleontologist, geologist, polar explorer, director of the Stockholm Museum of Natural History. 
Born in Wederbrunn (Sodermanland). 
Like his compatriot O. Nordensheld, Nathorst was a worthy successor to the Swedish pioneers of polar exploration N.A. Nordenskiöld and O. Torrel. In 1898  he participated in an expedition to the Antarctic, but his main interests were Svalbard and Greenland. 
Nathorst was very concerned about the fate of S. Andre, while sailing around Spitsbergen, he was constantly looking for some evidence that could shed light on his tragic fate. 
Nathorst devoted much of his time to studying and determining the exact location of Bely Island and the archipelago of King Charles Land. 
In 1899  he sailed to the shores of East Greenland, where between 72° and 74°N he explored in detail the fjords of Franz-Joseph, the Oscar King and their many branches. And in this area Nathorst was carefully searching for traces of the Andre expedition. 
In addition to his scientific research, the main focus of which was paleontology, he paid much attention to articles devoted to famous polar researchers such as F. Nansen, O. Sverdrup and others. From 1901  Nathorst was a foreign member-correspondent of the Russian Academy of Sciences in the physics and mathematics department. 
He died in Stockholm after a long illness. He was buried at the North Cemetery in Stockholm. 
Glacier Peninsula (Nathorstbreen) 
and moraine on the island of West Svalbard.

Territory (Nathorst Land) in East Greenland.

Cape on the island of Ellef-Ringness in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. 
Cape on the east coast of Dikson Bay on the island of Western Spitsbergen.

Mountains ( Alfredfjellet ) on the southwestern shore of Bear Island, Svalbard. The coordinates are 74° 23'N   19° 03'E.

Mountain south of the Is Fjord Bay on the island of Western Spitsbergen.

Fjord (Nathorst Fjord) on the east coast of Greenland.

The name of his daughter Ruth Nathorst called the cape in the west of the island Bear.


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