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Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen (1778-1852), Russian admiral and explorer. Bellingshausen's expeditions included the First Russian Circumnavigation (1803-1806) and the First Russian Antarctic expedition (1819-1821). On the latter expedition, Bellingshausen and his crew became the first to sight the landmass of Antarctica. Geographic features in the Antarctic named in his honour include the Bellingshausen Sea and Bellingshausen Island.
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