Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen

1778 - 1852

Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen

Fabian Gottlieb Thaddeus von Bellingshausen (Russian: Фадде́й Фадде́евич Беллинсга́узен, romanized: Faddéj Faddéevič Bellinsgáuzen; 20 September [O.S. 9 September] 1778 – 25 January [O.S. 13 January] 1852), a Russian naval officer, cartographer and explorer of Baltic German extraction, 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. 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 204,486 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 42nd most popular explorer.

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Among explorers, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen ranks 42 out of 367Before him are Pytheas, Ingólfr Arnarson, Antonio Pigafetta, Martin Behaim, Jacob Roggeveen, and Giovanni da Verrazzano. After him are Sven Hedin, Robert Falcon Scott, Hanno the Navigator, Zhang Qian, Ernest Shackleton, and Henry Hudson.

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

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In Estonia

Among people born in Estonia, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen ranks 6 out of 181Before 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 Lennart Meri (1929), Wolfgang Köhler (1887), Konstantin Päts (1874), Louis Kahn (1901), Arnold Rüütel (1928), and Paul Keres (1916).