Vitus Bering's Explorations of the Far Northern Pacific
On voyages in 1728 and again from 1733 until 1741, Vitus Bering (1681-1741) explored the northernmost reaches of the Pacific Oce...
Vitus Jonassen Bering
One of the most celebrated endeavors of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century exploration was the search for the Northwest Passage, a route between Europe...
Born August 12, 1681, Horsens, Denmark Died December 8, 1741, Bering Island. Russia
In 1725 Russian czar Peter the Great commissioned Danish navigator Vitus Bering to explore Siberia&rs...
Vitus Bering (1681-1741), a Dane in Russian employ, led two major exploratory expeditions that significantly expanded knowledge of the northern Pacific region.Vitus Bering was born in the Danish town ...