Bellingshausen and the discovery of Antarctica

  title={Bellingshausen and the discovery of Antarctica},
  author={Terence E. Armstrong},
  journal={Polar Record},
  pages={887 - 889}
For the last twenty years there has been considerable Soviet interest in the circumnavigation of Antarctica by the Russian naval expedition of 1819–21, led by Captain T. T. Bellingshausen, with Lieut M. P. Lazarev as his second in command, in the sloops Vostok and Mirnyy. It is now reasonably certain that Bellingshausen sighted the Antarctic continent several times, notably on 27 January 1820 (New Style) at a point about lat 69°21′S, long 2°14′W, and was thus the first to see it (Edward… 

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