Bering Vitus

Ber·ing

 (bîr′ĭng, bâr′-, băr′- bā′rĭng), Vitus 1681-1741.
Danish navigator and explorer who in 1728 sailed through the Bering Strait, proving that Asia and North America are separate continents.
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