Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Фаддей Фаддеевич Беллинсгаузен aka Faddey Faddeyevich Bellinsgauzen

Faddey Bellinsgauzen is known as a Russian Naval hero and an explorer. In 1803 Bellinsgauzem Joined the Russian ship named Hope. This ship circumnavigated the world between 1803-1806, and discovered Antarctica and the first islands south of the Antarctic circle. Bellinsgauzens best known voyage was when Tsar Alexander the first sent a voyage to explore Antarctica and Bellinsgauzen was chosen to lead the team. The voyagers left in 1819 and discovered the Arctic mainland in 1820. On his return Bellingsgauzen rose to the rank of admiral in the Navy and eventually was the Governor of Kronstadt before dying in 1852.

1 comment:

Eugene said...

He's pretty cool!
Back then Russia was a really strong naval power.
I like his name. I wonder if it would be still a commonly recognized Russian name.