Abruzzi, Luigi Amedeo, duca degli
Luigi Amedeo Abruzzi, duca degli (lwē´jē ämādĕ´ō dōō´kä dā´lyē abrōōt´tsē), 1873–1933, Italian explorer and mountain climber; cousin of Victor Emmanuel III. He led (1897) the first ascent of Mt. St. Elias in Alaska. His polar expedition (1899–1900) reached a point farther north than Nansen's record. He explored (1906) the Ruwenzori range in Africa and in an attempt on K2 (Mt. Godwin-Austen) in the Himalayas set (1909) a world record for altitude (24,600 ft). The southeast ridge of the peak is named in his honor. After 1919 he explored and tried to establish colonies in East Africa.
"Abruzzi, Luigi Amedeo, duca degli." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Encyclopedia.com. (September 20, 2018). http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/abruzzi-luigi-amedeo-duca-degli
"Abruzzi, Luigi Amedeo, duca degli." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Retrieved September 20, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/abruzzi-luigi-amedeo-duca-degli