Bering, Vitus


Bering, Vitus
(1681-1741)
   Born at Horsens, Denmark. Joined the Russian navy in 1704; and in 1725 sent by Peter the Great to explore the waters east of Kamchatka, and examine the American coast. After a three-years' journey overland, reached the eastern coast of Siberia, built vessels there, and in 1728 followed the coast north to the Arctic, proving that Asia and America were not united. In 1733 set out again on the long overland journey, hampered with a huge retinue, and it was not until 1741 that his ships were ready at Petropaulovsk. Sailed to the east, reached and explored the American coast, and was wrecked on what was afterwards known as Bering Island, where he died, Dec. 8, 1741.
   Index: D His explorations, 39, 40; his death, 1741, 40.
   Bib.: Lauridsen, Vitus Bering; Muller, Voyages from Asia to America; Laut, Vikings of the Pacific.

The makers of Canada. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Bering, Vitus — ▪ Danish explorer born 1681, Horsens, Den. died Dec. 19, 1741, Bering Island, near the Kamchatka Peninsula       navigator whose exploration of the Bering Strait and Alaska prepared the way for a Russian foothold on the North American continent.… …   Universalium

  • Bering,Vitus — Ber·ing (bîrʹĭng, bârʹ , bărʹ bāʹrĭng), Vitus. 1681 1741. Danish navigator and explorer who in 1728 sailed through the Bering Strait, proving (though he did not realize it at the time) that Asia and North America are separate continents. * * * …   Universalium

  • Bering, Vitus (Jonassen) — born 1681, Horsens, Den. died Dec. 19, 1741, Bering Island, near the Kamchatka Peninsula Danish born Russian navigator. He joined the fleet of the Russian tsar Peter I and in 1724 was appointed leader of an expedition to determine whether Asia… …   Universalium

  • Bering, Vitus (Jonassen) — (1681, Horsens, Dinamarca–19 dic. 1741, isla Bering, cerca de la península de Kamchatka). Navegante ruso nacido en Dinamarca. Se unió a la flota del zar ruso Pedro I (el Grande) y en 1724 fue nombrado jefe de una expedición para determinar si… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Bering, Vitus Johansen — ► (1681 1741) Navegante danés. Comprobó la existencia del estrecho que lleva su nombre …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Vitus Jonassen Bering — Vitus Bering Vitus Jonassen Bering (Behring, russisch auch: Витус Ионассен Беринг oder Иван Иванович Беринг, dt. Iwan Iwanowitsch Bering) (* August 1681 bei Horsens in Jütland; † 19. Dezember 1741 auf der Insel Awatscha, der Beringinsel) war ein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Vitus Bering — Vitus Jonassen Bering Retrato de mediados del XVIII[1] …   Wikipedia Español

  • Vitus Bering — Vitus Jonassen Bering (Behring, russisch auch: Витус Ионассен Беринг oder Иван Иванович Беринг, dt. Iwan Iwanowitsch Bering) (* 12. August 1681 bei Horsens in Jütland; † 19. Dezember 1741 auf der Insel Awatscha, der Beringinsel) war ein in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Vitus Bering — Vitus Béring Pour les articles homonymes, voir Béring. Vitus Béring Vitus Jonassen Béring (parfois écrit Behring) (né le 12 août …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Vitus Bering — Vitus Jonassen Bering (also, less correctly, Behring ) (August 1681 ndash;December 19, 1741) was a Danish born navigator in the service of the Russian Navy, a captain komandor known among the Russian sailors as Ivan Ivanovich. He was born in the… …   Wikipedia