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Ross Sir John

Ross, Sir John (1777-1856), arctic explorer, was born in Wigtonshire, and entered the navy while a boy. In 1818 he went on his first arctic expedition with Parry, and published his Voyage of Discovery. His Narrative of a Second Voyage came out in 1833, after his return from the expedition commanded by himself. He made some important discoveries, and was rewarded by a consular appointment. He searched for Franklin without result on his last voyage in 1850.