DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen (aged 73)
-Officer in the Imperial Russian Navy who discovered Antarctica
Fabian Gottlieb Thaddeus von Bellingshausen(1778 – 25 January 1852), a Baltic German naval officer in the Imperial Russian Navy, cartographer and explorer, ultimately rose to the rank of admiral. He participated in the first Russian circumnavigation of the globe and subsequently became a leader of another circumnavigation expedition that discovered the continent of Antarctica.
DEATH: cause unknown