Berkh, Vasilii

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Berkh, Vasilii Nikolaevich

 

Born May 18 (29), 1781, in Moscow; died Dec. 21, 1834 (Jan. 2, 1835), in St. Petersburg. Russian naval historian and geographer. From 1803 to 1806 he participated in the circumnavigation of the globe on the ship Neva under the command of Iu. F. Lisianskii. In the 1820’s he served in the admiralty department. He was a member of the Royal Copenhagen Society.

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Khronologicheskaia istoriia vsekh puteshestvii v severnye poliarnye strany, parts 1–2. St. Petersburg, 1821–23.
Khronologicheskaia istoriia otkrytiia Aleutskikh ostrovov ili podvigi rossiiskogo kupechestva. St. Petersburg, 1823.
Pervoe morskoe puteshestvie rossiian. . . , sovershennoe v 1727, 28 i 29 godakh pod nachal’stvom. . . Vitusa Beringa. St. Petersburg, 1823.
Zhizneopisaniia pervykh rossiiskikh admiralov ili opyt istorii rossiiskogo flota, parts 1–4. St. Petersburg, 1831–36.
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