- Piotr Fyodorovich Anjou
Anjou, Piotr Fyodorovich ("Анжу, Пётр Фёдорович" in Russian) (2.15.1796 — 10.12.1869),
Arctic explorer, admiralof the Russian fleet. As a lieutenant, Anjou was given a task to describe the northern coast of Siberiain 1820. He and his assistants (P.Ilyin, Ilya Berezhnikh, and A.Figurin) described the coastline and the islands between the rivers Olenekand Indigirkaand made a map of the New Siberian Islands.
In 1825-1826, Anjou participated in describing the northeastern coast of the
Caspian Seaand the western coast of the Aral Sea. He distinguished himself in the Battle of Navarinoas a lieutenant of the battleship "Gangut".
Later on, he held a few commanding posts and also served in administrative and scientific establishments of the
Department of the Navy. One of the groups of the New Siberian Islands bears Anjou's name (the Anjou Islands).
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