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Matthew Henson

AKA Matthew Alexander Henson

Born: 8-Aug-1866
Birthplace: Charles County, MD
Died: 9-Mar-1955
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Occupation: Explorer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Possibly first to reach North Pole

Hired as Robert E. Peary's personal servant.

    Hernia Operation

Is the subject of books:
Dark Companion, The Story of Matthew Henson, 1947, BY: Bradley Robinson

Author of books:
A Black Explorer at the North Pole (1912)

Appears on postage stamps:
USA, Scott #2123 (22 cents, with Robert E. Peary, issued 28-May-1986)



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