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Bellingshausen Sea

(Encyclopedia) Bellingshausen Sea, part of the S Pacific Ocean, W Antarctica, SW of Cape Horn between the Antarctic Peninsula and Amundsen Sea. The sea is named after Russian explorer Fabian Gottlieb von Bell...

Eudoxus of Cyzicus

(Encyclopedia) Eudoxus of Cyzicus yo͞odŏk´səs, sĭz´ĭkəs [key], fl. 130 BC, Greek navigator in the service of the Ptolemies. He explored the Arabian Sea for Ptolemy VIII . After being blown from...

Pytheas

(Encyclopedia) Pytheas pĭth´ēəs [key], Greek mariner and geographer, fl. late 4th cent. BC A native of the Greek colony of Massilia (modern Marseilles), he explored the Atlantic coasts of Spain and Franc...

Konyukhov, Fedor Filippovich

(Encyclopedia) Konyukhov, Fedor Filippovich, 1951–, Russian adventurer and explorer, b. Chkalove, Ukraine. After attending nautical schools in Odessa and Leningrad, he became a marine engineer and navigator...

Krusenstern, Adam Johann von

(Encyclopedia) Krusenstern, Adam Johann von ä´däm yō´hän fən kro͞o´zənshtĕrn [key], 1770–1846, Russian navigator. From 1803 to 1806 he circumnavigated the globe. Although the voyage was undertak...

Golovnin, Vasily Mikhailovich

(Encyclopedia) Golovnin, Vasily Mikhailovich vəsē´lyē mēkhī´ləvĭch gələvnyēn´ [key], 1776–1831, Russian explorer and writer. Sent in 1807 to make a geographical survey of Kamchatka and the Rus...

Cano, Juan Sebastián del

(Encyclopedia) Cano, Juan Sebastián del hwän sābästyän´ dĕl kä´nō [key], c.1476–1526, Spanish navigator, the first to circumnavigate the globe. Under Magellan he commanded the Concepción ...

Flinders, Matthew

(Encyclopedia) Flinders, Matthew, 1774–1814, English naval captain and hydrographer, noted for his charting and coast surveys of Australia and Tasmania. From 1795 to 1799 and again from 1801 to 1803 he made...

Bellingshausen, Fabian Gottlieb von

(Encyclopedia) Bellingshausen, Fabian Gottlieb von fäb´ēən gôt´lēp fôn bĕl´ĭngzhou˝zən [key], 1778–1852, Russian explorer, b. Sarema, Estonia. A graduate of the naval academy at Kronstadt, he ...

Ramusio, Giambattista

(Encyclopedia) Ramusio, Giambattista jäm˝bät–tē´stä rämo͝o´zyō [key], 1485–1557, Italian editor and compiler, b. Treviso. He served in diplomatic posts for the Venetian state and eventually in ...