vitus bering

Events

Born in Horsen, Denmark

Approx. august 5 1681

Becomes a ship boy on a voyage to India

Approx. 1689

Serves in the Great Nordic War

1700 - 1721

Enlisted in the Russian navy

Approx. 1703 - 1724

Married to Anna Pulse

1718 - 1741

Commander in Russian navy

1724 - 1741

Commander of the first Kamchatka expedition

1725 - 1730

Discovers the Bering Strait

Approx. 1727

Great Nordic expedition

1733 - 1743

Discovers northern manatee (now extinct)

Approx. 1741

Discovers Bering island

Approx. 1741

Discovers Mount St. Elias volcano

Approx. 1741

Mapped Alaskan coast line

1741 - 1742

Known as the Russian Christopher Columbus

Died at Sea

Approx. December 8, 1741