James Clark Ross

Sir James Clark Ross FRS FLS FRAS (15 April 1800 – 3 April 1862) was a British Royal Navy officer and polar explorer known for his explorations of the Arctic, participating in two expeditions led by his uncle Sir John Ross, and four led by Sir William Parry, and, in particular, for his own Antarctic expedition from 1839 to 1843.

Sir James Clark Ross

Birth nameJames Clark Ross
Born(1800-04-15)15 April 1800
Finsbury Square, London, England
Died3 April 1862(1862-04-03) (aged 61)
Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, England
Buried
St James the Great, Aston Abbotts
Branch Royal Navy
Service years1812–1862
RankRear-Admiral of the Red
ExpeditionsRoss expedition (1839–1843)
Awards
Spouse(s)
Ann Coulman
(m. 1843; died 1857)
RelationsSir John Ross (uncle)