Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen

po_Bellingshausen-Fabian1Fabian Gottlieb Thaddaus von Bellingshausen (September 20, 1778 – 25 January 25, 1852); was an officer in the Imperial Russian Navy, cartographer and explorer, who ultimately rose to the rank of Admiral.

He was a notable participant of the first Russian circumnavigation and subsequently a leader of another circumnavigation expedition, which discovered the continent of Antarctica.