Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Krusenstern, Adam Johann von

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KRUSENSTERN, Adam Johann von, Russian navigator, b. in Haggud, Esthonia, 19 Nov., 1770; d. in Esthonia, 24 Aug., 1846. He was in the English service in 1793-'9, and afterward, having been made a captain in the Russian navy, commanded in 1803 an expedition that he had planned for the exploration of the north Pacific coasts of America and Asia. He described this in his “Reise um die Welt in den Jahren 1803-'6” (3 vols., St. Petersburg, 1810-'12; English translation, London, 1813). Krusenstern became an admiral in 1841.