Ernest Shackleton

Ernest Shackleton was born in Ireland in 1874 and in his short life, became one of the greatest explorers of all time. From 1901 to 1903, he was a member of Captain Scott's expedition to the South Pole. In 1907, he returned to the Antarctic on the Nimrod and made it closer to the South Pole than any man before him. He died in 1922 during an Antarctic expedition and was buried on South George Island in the South Atlantic.