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Knud Johan Victor Rasmussen
Rasmussen was born in Jakobshavn, Greenland. When on his first expedition in 1902–1904, "The Literature Expedition" with Jørgen Brønlund , Harald Moltke and Ludvig Mylius-Erichsen to examine Inuit culture. In 1910 he established the Thule Trading Station at Cape York (Uummannaq), Greenland as a base. He went on several expeditions between 1912 and 1919, including travelling over the Viscount Melville Sound and crossing the Northwest Passage by dogsled.
He was also patron of the first long polar movie "SOS Iceberg" (directed by Leni Riefenstahl).
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