What is Sir John Ross?

  • (noun): Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856).
    Synonyms: Ross, John Ross

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Jan Hus
6 July 1415), often referred to in English as John Hus or John Huss, was a Czech priest, philosopher, reformer, and master at Charles University in Prague ... After John Wycliffe, the theorist of ecclesiastical Reformation, Hus is considered the first Church reformer (living prior to Luther, Calvin, and Zwingli) ...
Fata Morgana (mirage) - Famous Legends and Observations - Crocker Mountains and Crocker Land - Crocker Mountains
... In 1818, Sir John Ross was on a voyage which was an attempt to discover the long-sought-after Northwest Passage ... Ross's ship reached Lancaster Sound in Canada ... The Northwest Passage was straight ahead, but John Ross did not go in that direction because he saw, or thought he saw, in the distance, a land mass with mountains ...
John Wyndham
... John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris (10 July 1903 – 11 March 1969) was an English science fiction writer who usually used the pen name John Wyndham, although he also ...
Watermelon Snow - History
... Captain John Ross noticed crimson snow that streaked the white cliffs like streams of blood as they were rounding Cape York on the northwest coast of Greenland ... The Times wrote about this discovery on December 4, 1818 “ Captain Sir John Ross has brought from Baffin's Bay a quantity of red snow, or rather snow-water ... Sir John Ross did not see any red snow fall but he saw large tracts overspread with it ...
Sir John Ross, 1st Baronet
... Sir John Ross, 1st Baronet, PC, QC (1853–1935) was born in Londonderry, in what was then the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, on 11 December 1853 ... He was the eldest son of the Reverend Robert Ross DD, Presbyterian Minister and, at one time, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland ... Ross had entered Gray's Inn, London, in 1878 and was called to the Irish bar in 1879 ...

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