Matthew Henson

Matthew Henson bio

Birth Name: Matthew Henson

Occupation: Explorer

Place Of Birth: MD

Date Of Birth: August 8, 1866

Date Of Death: March 9, 1955

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Matthew Henson was born on the 8th of August, 1866. He was famous for being a Explorer. Along with his traveling partner, Robert Peary, he became the first person to reach the North Pole in 1909.

Matthew Henson was born in MD. He worked as a dishwasher in local cafes before landing a job as a cabin boy at age 12. Despite being the first person to reach the North Pole, he is often overshadowed by his partner’s fame.

Matthew Henson was a Leo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Matthew Henson was born in 1860s.

Matthew Henson is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Matthew Henson’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Matthew Henson’s parents.

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Matthew Henson was born in the Year of the Tiger.

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REAL NAME: Matthew Henson
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday
DEATH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Matthew Henson was a Leo. People of this zodiac sign like to be admired, expensive things, bright colors, and dislike being ignored, facing difficulties, not being treated specially. The strengths of this sign are being creative, passionate, generous, warm-hearted, cheerful, humorous, while weaknesses can be arrogant, stubborn, self-centered, lazy and inflexible. The greatest overall compatibility with Leo is Aquarius, Gemini.

Chinese Zodiac: Matthew Henson was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are thought to be brave and independent. They're respected for their deep thoughts and courageous actions, but sometimes show off when accomplishing something.

Ruling Planet: Matthew Henson had a ruling planet of Sun and has a ruling planet of Sun and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Sun. The Sun is about vitality and is the core giver of life. It is also known as being the most generous and noble of signs. People who are born with the Sun as the ruling planet are courageous, self-expressive and bold.

Matthew Henson’s birth sign is Leo and he had a ruling planet of Sun.

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