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Vitus Jonassen Bering
Birth: Aug., 1681
Horsens
Midtjylland, Denmark
Death: Dec. 8, 1741
Bering Island
Kamchatka Krai, Russian Federation

Explorer. Born in Horsens, Denmark. He led an expedition in the Sea of Kamchatka (1728) to determine whether the continents of Asia and America were joined. In 1733 he was given command of the 600-strong Great Northern Expedition to explore the Siberian coast and Kuril Is, and in 1741 sailed from Ohkotsk towards the American continent, finally sighting Alaska. He was wrecked on the island of Avatcha (now Bering I), where he died. Bering Sea and Bering Strait are named after him. (bio by: Erik Lander) 
 
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Bering Island Gravesite
Bering Island
Kamchatka Krai, Russian Federation
 
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Originally Created by: Erik Lander
Record added: Apr 21, 2004
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Vitus Jonassen Bering
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Vitus Jonassen Bering
Added by: Erik Skytte
 
Vitus Jonassen Bering
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