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 271,555 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen is the 44th most popular explorer (down from 42nd in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Estonia 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 44 out of 405Before him are Louis Antoine de Bougainville, Ingólfr Arnarson, Martin Behaim, Antonio Pigafetta, Giovanni da Verrazzano, and Jacob Roggeveen. After him are Zhang Qian, Robert Falcon Scott, Henry Hudson, Sven Hedin, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, and Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld.

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Among people born in 1778, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen ranks 8Before him are Humphry Davy, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, Marie Thérèse of France, Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden, José de San Martín, and Johann Nepomuk Hummel. After him are Fernando Sor, Bernardo O'Higgins, Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry, Clemens Brentano, Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, and Coenraad Jacob Temminck. Among people deceased in 1852, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen ranks 7Before him are Nikolai Gogol, Louis Braille, Friedrich Fröbel, Ada Lovelace, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, and Henry Clay. After him are Auguste de Marmont, Johan Gadolin, Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, Karl Bryullov, Vasily Zhukovsky, and Xavier de Maistre.

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In Estonia

Among people born in Estonia, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen ranks 6 out of 276Before him are Catherine I of Russia (1684), Alfred Rosenberg (1893), Arvo Pärt (1935), Emil Lenz (1804), and Karl Ernst von Baer (1792). After him are Konstantin Päts (1874), Wolfgang Köhler (1887), Louis Kahn (1901), Lennart Meri (1929), Paul Keres (1916), and Arnold Rüütel (1928).

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