Russian Explorer Adam Johann Von Kruzenstern Circumnavigates The Globe

In these pages we have given the great explorers of Britain, Germany, Australia, the United States, and some other nations their due.  We now discuss the life and career of Russia’s most accomplished nineteenth century explorer and adventurer, the Baron Ivan Fyodorovich Kruzenshtern (Иван Фёдорович Крузенштерн).  Like many of the names celebrated here, his is virtually unknown in the West today, a fact that may intimate just how far we have departed from the adventurous, daring spirit of those who came before us.

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