John Biscoe


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Biscoe, John

 

Born 1794; died 1843. British Antarctic navigator.

From 1830 to 1832 and from 1833 to 1834, Biscoe undertook the third voyage after J. Cook and F. Bellingshausen in Antarctic waters in search of new hunting sites. In 1831 he discovered part of the coast of Antarctica (now Enderby Land) and in 1832, Graham Land (now the Antarctic Peninsula), Adelaide Island, and the group of islands named after him (the Biscoe Islands). A mountain in the region of Enderby Land is also named after Biscoe.

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