The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
Deribas, Osip Mikhailovich
Born 1749; died 1800. Russified spelling of the surname and first name of De Ribas, an admiral of the Russian Navy who was a Spaniard by nationality.
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