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28/01/1820 Fabian von Bellinghausen discovers the Antarctic

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Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen - Video Learning - WizScience.com

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Exploration of Antarctica

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Lazarev Sea | Wikipedia audio article

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Mirny (sloop-of-war)

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Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, South Pole

Although myths and speculation about a Terra Australis date back to antiquity, the first confirmed sighting of the continent of Antarctica is commonly accepted to have occurred in 1820 by the Russian expedition of Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev on Vostok and Mirny. The first human born in the Antarctic was Solveig Gunbjørg Jacobsen born in Grytviken, South Georgia.