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Pyotr Anjou

Pyotr Fyodorovich Anjou
Pyotr Anjou
Native name Пётр Фёдорович Анжу
Born (1796-02-15)February 15, 1796
Vyshny Volochyok, Russia
Died October 12, 1869(1869-10-12) (aged 73)
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Allegiance  Russian Empire
Service/branch  Imperial Russian Navy
Years of service 1815-1865
Rank Admiral
Battles/wars
Awards Order of St. George

Pyotr Fyodorovich Anjou (Russian: Пётр Фёдорович Анжу) (15 February 1796 – 12 October 1869), was an Arctic explorer and an admiral of the Imperial Russian Navy.

Background

Anjou's grandfather was a Frenchman who entered the service of Russia in the middle of the 18th Century. His father became a Russian citizen and worked as a doctor. Anjou was born in Vyshny Volochyok, near Tver. He graduated from the Marine Cadet Corps.

As a lieutenant, Anjou was given a task to describe the northern coast of Siberia in 1820. He and his assistants (P.Ilyin, Ilya Berezhnikh, and A.Figurin) described the coastline and the islands between the rivers Olenek and Indigirka and made a map of the New Siberian Islands.

In 1825-1826, Anjou participated in describing the northeastern coast of the Caspian Sea and the western coast of the Aral Sea. He distinguished himself in the Battle of Navarino as a lieutenant of the line of battle ship "Gangut".

Later on, he held a few commanding

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