Julius von Payer
Payer, Julius von (pĪˈər) [key], 1842–1915, Austrian explorer and painter. While on an expedition (1872–74) to navigate the Northeast Passage with Karl Weyprecht, Payer accidentally found Franz Josef Land. Payer's expeditions became the subject of his paintings later in his life.
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