• Born date: 1879-06-07
  • Born in: Ilulissat
  • Death date: 1933-12-21
  • Death in: Copenhagen
Knud Rasmussen

Knud Johan Victor Rasmussen (June 7, 1879 – December 21, 1933) was a Danish polar explorer and anthropologist. He has been called the "father of Eskimology" and was the first European to cross the Northwest Passage via dog sled. He remains well known in Greenland, Denmark and among Canadian Inuit.