Biography of Duke of the Abruzzi


Abruzzi, Duke of the - Prince of Royal House of Italy, born in 1873. Scientist, explorer, aeronaut, sportsman, litterateur. Traveled round world as a youth. Ascended Mount St. Elisa, Alaska, 1896. His Arctic expedition of 1899 penetrated nearest to North Pole up to that time. In 1906, he ascended the topmost height in the Ruwenzori Range, East Africa, for which he was eulogized by King Edward.