Semyon Dezhnev

1605 - 1673

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Semyon Ivanovich Dezhnyov (Russian: Семён Ива́нович Дежнёв, IPA: [sʲɪˈmʲɵn ɪˈvanəvʲɪtɕ dʲɪˈʐnʲɵf]; sometimes spelled Dezhnyov; c. 1605 – 1673) was a Russian explorer of Siberia and the first European to sail through the Bering Strait, 80 years before Vitus Bering did. In 1648 he sailed from the Kolyma River on the Arctic Ocean to the Anadyr River on the Pacific. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Semyon Dezhnev has received more than 86,927 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Semyon Dezhnev is the 106th most popular explorer (up from 108th in 2019), the 384th most popular biography from Russia (up from 390th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Russian Explorer.

Semyon Dezhnev is most famous for being the first European to sail from the White Sea to the Bering Strait, sailing from the White Sea to the Bering Strait in 1648.

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Among explorers, Semyon Dezhnev ranks 106 out of 405Before him are Carsten Niebuhr, Cosmas Indicopleustes, Martín Alonso Pinzón, Juan Díaz de Solís, Juan de la Cosa, and Adam Johann von Krusenstern. After him are Pedro Fernandes de Queirós, Heinrich Barth, Bernal Díaz del Castillo, Willem Schouten, Mary Kingsley, and Johann Karl Ehrenfried Kegel.

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Among people born in 1605, Semyon Dezhnev ranks 7Before him are Philip IV of Spain, Tianqi Emperor, Adriaen Brouwer, Giacomo Carissimi, Fatma Sultan, and Patriarch Nikon of Moscow. After him are Thomas Browne, Marie de Bourbon, Duchess of Montpensier, George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Simon Dach, Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, and Antonio Bertali. Among people deceased in 1673, Semyon Dezhnev ranks 6Before him are Molière, Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan, Margaret Theresa of Spain, Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki, and Salvator Rosa. After him are Regnier de Graaf, Joan Blaeu, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Barent Fabritius, and Robert Moray.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Semyon Dezhnev ranks 384 out of 2,688Before him are Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (1822), Leonid Andreyev (1871), Viktor Kulikov (1921), Patriarch Nikon of Moscow (1605), Basil Fool for Christ (1468), and Sergei Taneyev (1856). After him are Andrey Bogolyubsky (1111), Andre Geim (1958), Nikolay Zhukovsky (1847), Velimir Khlebnikov (1885), Yakov Yurovsky (1878), and Svetlana Savitskaya (1948).

Among EXPLORERS In Russia

Among explorers born in Russia, Semyon Dezhnev ranks 3Before him are Nikolay Przhevalsky (1839) and Ferdinand von Wrangel (1797). After him are Afanasy Nikitin (1500), Mikhail Lazarev (1788), Vladimir Arsenyev (1872), Nikolai Rezanov (1764), Alexander Andreyevich Baranov (1746), Vasily Tatishchev (1686), Yerofey Khabarov (1603), Aleksei Chirikov (1703), and Vladimir Atlasov (1661).