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Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen

1778 - 1852

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Fabian Gottlieb Thaddeus von Bellingshausen (Russian: Фадде́й Фадде́евич Беллинсга́узен, romanized: Faddéy Faddéevich Bellinsgáuzen; 20 September [O.S. 9 September] 1778 – 25 January [O.S. 13 January] 1852) was a Russian naval officer, cartographer and explorer, who ultimately rose to the rank of admiral. He participated in the first Russian circumnavigation of the globe, and subsequently became a leader of another circumnavigation expedition that discovered the continent of Antarctica. Like Otto von Kotzebue and Adam Johann von Krusenstern, Bellingshausen belonged to the cohort of prominent Baltic German navigators who helped Russia launch its naval expeditions.Bellingshausen was born on Osel Island. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen has received more than 311,634 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 55 in 2019). Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen is the 45th most popular explorer (down from 44th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Estonia (up from 6th in 2019) and the most popular Estonian Explorer.

Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen was a Baltic German explorer and admiral in the Imperial Russian Navy, who led an expedition to Antarctica in 1819-1821.

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Among explorers, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen ranks 45 out of 405Before him are Ernest Shackleton, Hanno the Navigator, Zhang Qian, Ingólfr Arnarson, Sven Hedin, and William Baffin. After him are Giovanni da Verrazzano, Diego de Almagro, Louis Antoine de Bougainville, Jacob Roggeveen, Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, and Richard Francis Burton.

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Among people born in 1778, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen ranks 8Before him are Marie Thérèse of France, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, Humphry Davy, Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden, José de San Martín, and Johann Nepomuk Hummel. After him are Fernando Sor, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, Bernardo O'Higgins, Clemens Brentano, Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry, and Friedrich Ludwig Jahn. Among people deceased in 1852, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen ranks 8Before him are Nikolai Gogol, Friedrich Fröbel, Ada Lovelace, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Henry Clay, and Auguste de Marmont. After him are Johan Gadolin, Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, Karl Bryullov, Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden, Vasily Zhukovsky, and Ján Kollár.

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In Estonia

Among people born in Estonia, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen ranks 5 out of 310Before him are Catherine I of Russia (1684), Alfred Rosenberg (1893), Emil Lenz (1804), and Arvo Pärt (1935). After him are Karl Ernst von Baer (1792), Konstantin Päts (1874), Wolfgang Köhler (1887), Louis Kahn (1901), Lennart Meri (1929), Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow (1929), and Paul Keres (1916).

Among EXPLORERS In Estonia

Among explorers born in Estonia, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen ranks 1After him are Adam Johann von Krusenstern (1770) and Eduard von Toll (1858).