Wrangel, Ferdinand Petrovich

▪ Russian explorer
Russian  Ferdinand Petrovich Vrangel  
born Jan. 9, 1797, [Dec. 29, 1796, Old Style], Pskov, Russia
died June 6 [May 25], 1870, Tartu, Estonia, Russian Empire

      Russian explorer who completed the mapping of the northeastern coast of Siberia (1820–24). Wrangel Island off the Siberian coast was named in his honour.

      Graduating from the Russian naval academy in 1815, Wrangel sailed around the world in the sloop Kamchatka under V.M. Golovnin (1817–19). After his explorations in Siberia he led another expedition around the world in the sloop Krotky (1825–27). He was governor of the Russian settlements in America (1829–35), director of the Russian American Company (1840–49), and naval minister (1855–57), retiring in 1864. A member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences, he helped found the Russian Geographical Society.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Wrangel family — Wrangel (sometimes transliterated as Wrangell) is a Baltic German noble family, included in both Swedish and Russian nobility. Notable members * Herman Wrangel (ca.1584 1643), a Swedish Governor General of Livonia, Field Marshal, and Privy… …   Wikipedia

  • Wrangel Island — For the Alaskan island, see Wrangell Island. Natural System of Wrangel Island Reserve * UNESCO World Heritage Site …   Wikipedia

  • Ferdinand von Wrangel — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Baron Ferdinand von Wrangel (Фердинанд Петрович Врангель; Ferdinand Petrovich Vrangel) Retrato con …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ferdinand von Wrangel — Baron Ferdinand von Wrangel ( ru. Фердинанд Петрович Врангель, Ferdinand Petrovich Vrangel ; December 29, 1796 (January 9, 1797), Pskov, Russia mdash;May 25 (June 6), 1870, Dorpat (now Tartu, Estonia)) was a Baltic German admiral, explorer,… …   Wikipedia

  • Isla de Wrangel — (Остров Врангеля; Óstrov Vránguelia) Localización País …   Wikipedia Español

  • Dmitry Petrovich Maksutov — Dmitry P. Maksutov Prince Dmitry Petrovich Maksutov (Russian: Дмитрий Петрович Максутов, May 10, 1832 – March 21, 1889) was an Imperial Russian Navy rear admiral who was the last Governor of Russian America (1863–1867). He has… …   Wikipedia

  • arctic — arctically, adv. /ahrk tik/ or, esp. for 7, /ahr tik/, adj. 1. (often cap.) of, pertaining to, or located at or near the North Pole: the arctic region. 2. coming from the North Pole or the arctic region: an arctic wind. 3. characteristic of the… …   Universalium

  • List of maritime explorers — This is a list of notable maritime explorers throughout the history of Humanity. Contents 1 Purpose of the list 2 Definition 3 List scope 4 Notability criteria …   Wikipedia

  • Wrangell Mountains — a mountain range in SE Alaska. Highest peak, Mt. Bona, 16,420 ft. (5005 m). * * * Range, southern Alaska, U.S. It extends south for about 100 mi (160 km) from the Copper River to the Saint Elias Mountains near the Yukon border. Many peaks exceed… …   Universalium

  • List of Russian explorers — The Russian Empire at its peak in 1866, including the spheres of influence; this territorial expansion largely corresponds to the extent of contiguous exploration by Russians. This is a list of explorers from the Russian Federation, Soviet Union …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.