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Vitus Bering

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Vitus Bering Danish explorer who explored the northern Pacific Ocean for the Russians and discovered the Bering Strait (1681-1741)
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Usage

In literature:

The first Europeans, however, to reach Alaska were Russians led by Vitus Bering, a great Danish sea captain in the Russian service.
"Pioneers in Canada" by Sir Harry Johnston
In June, 1741, Vitus Bering, the first navigator of the straits which bear his name, sailed from Avatcha Bay.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
To Vitus Bering, the Dane, Peter gave the commission for the exploration of the waters between Asia and America.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
Vitus Bering discovered traces of it as far back as the eighteenth century.
"From Paris to New York by Land" by Harry de Windt
Like Peter the Great, Vitus Bering had served an apprenticeship with the East India Company.
"Pioneers of the Pacific Coast" by Agnes C. Laut
Bering, Vitus, 388; explores American coast, 388.
"The Colonization of North America" by Herbert Eugene Bolton
Horsens is the birthplace of the navigator Vitus Bering or Behring (1680), the Arctic explorer.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6" by Various
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