Ivan Fedorov

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Fedorov, Ivan


Date of birth unknown; died 1733. Russian navigator.

As a member of the expedition of the vessel Sv. Gavriil, Fedorov crossed the Kamchatka Peninsula overland from Bol’sheretsk to Nizhnekamchatsk in the spring of 1731. In 1732 he took command of the Sv. Gavriil. Fedorov and his companions, among them the geodesist M. S. Gvozdev, later reached the Dezhnev Cape and explored the Diomede Islands. Fedorov was the first to map the American shore of the Bering Strait.


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