1741 - Danish explorer Vitus Bering
, on a mission sponsored by Russia, discovers Alaska.
Chronologically, Pikulik's work somewhat overlaps with the predecessor, his earliest sources are Adam Olearius's travels to Russia and Persia in the 1630s and Georg Wilhelm Steller's accounts of his two Nordic expeditions with Vitus Bering
between 1733 and 1742.
Lang, a retired history professor, and Walker, a retired physician and map collector, collect primary sources like journal entries, book excerpts, maps, and drawings related to explorers of the maritime Pacific Northwest: Sebastian Vizcaino, Vitus Bering
, Aleksei Chirikov, Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra, Bruno de Hezeta, James Cook, Jean-Francois de Galaup, Alejandro Malaspina, George Vancouver, Robert Gray, Dionisio Alcala Galiano, and others, such as fur traders.
Leading entrepreneurship institute Qatar Business Incubation Centre (QBIC) and Royal Danish Consulate General, in partnership with Vitus Bering
Innovation Park (VBIP) and VIA University College in Denmark, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide new collaboration opportunities and exchange programmes for entrepreneurs.
The SBVs are a development of the Vitus Bering
series, developed and owned by Sovcomflot.
The Danish explorer Vitus Bering
led expeditions to the Russian Far East and Alaska under the patronage of Peter the Great and his successors.
The Russians had been involved in Alaska ever since Peter the Great (1682-1725) had sent Vitus Bering
to explore it.
The First Kamchatka Expedition led by Vitus Bering
was a difficult one.
In 1741, Georg Wilhelm Steller became the first European naturalist to set foot in the western half of the North American continent, while accompanying the Russian explorer Vitus Bering
on his Alaskan expeditions.