Captain Lawrence Edward Grace (“Titus”) Oates (17 March 1880 – 16 March 1912)[1] was an English Antarctic explorer, known for the manner of his death, when he walked from a tent into a blizzard, with the words “I am just going outside and may be some time”.[2]

His death is seen as an act of self-sacrifice when, aware his ill health was compromising his three companions’ chances of survival, he chose certain death.[2][3]

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