Vitus Bering

1681 - 1741

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Vitus Jonassen Bering (baptised 5 August 1681 – 19 December 1741), also known as Ivan Ivanovich Bering, was a Danish cartographer and explorer in Russian service, and an officer in the Russian Navy. He is known as a leader of two Russian expeditions, namely the First Kamchatka Expedition and the Great Northern Expedition, exploring the north-eastern coast of the Asian continent and from there the western coast on the North American continent. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vitus Bering has received more than 518,282 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Vitus Bering is the 24th most popular explorer, the 8th most popular biography from Denmark and the most popular Explorer.

Vitus Bering was a Danish explorer who discovered Alaska.

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Among explorers, Vitus Bering ranks 24 out of 405Before him are Erik the Red, Xuanzang, Jacques Cousteau, Pedro Álvares Cabral, Jacques Cartier, and Leif Erikson. After him are Juan Sebastián Elcano, Thor Heyerdahl, Willem Barentsz, Henry Morton Stanley, Vasco Núñez de Balboa, and John Cabot.

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Among people born in 1681, Vitus Bering ranks 2Before him is Georg Philipp Telemann. After him are Johann Mattheson, Hedvig Sophia of Sweden, Theophan Prokopovich, Ernest Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen, and Henrietta Godolphin, 2nd Duchess of Marlborough. Among people deceased in 1741, Vitus Bering ranks 2Before him is Antonio Vivaldi. After him are Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden, Elisabeth Therese of Lorraine, Johann Joseph Fux, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Jethro Tull, Pauline Félicité de Mailly-Nesle, Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, Wirich Philipp von Daun, Victor Amadeus I, Prince of Carignano, and Anna Maria Franziska of Saxe-Lauenburg.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Vitus Bering ranks 8 out of 893Before him are Hans Christian Ørsted (1777), Søren Kierkegaard (1813), Niels Bohr (1885), Margrethe II of Denmark (1940), Ivar the Boneless (900), and Björn Ironside (800). After him are Ole Rømer (1644), Karl Adolph Gjellerup (1857), Cnut the Great (995), Christian VII of Denmark (1749), Sigrid Undset (1882), and Karen Blixen (1885).

Among EXPLORERS In Denmark

Among explorers born in Denmark, Vitus Bering ranks 1After him are Johann Karl Ehrenfried Kegel (1784), Peter Freuchen (1886), Lauge Koch (1892), and Jørgen Jørgensen (1780).