Gustave Niebaum

Gustave Niebaum

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Gustave Ferdinand Niebaum (originally Nybom) (b. 1842 in Oulu, Finland-1908) acquired his maritime schooling in Helsinki, Finland. By the end of 1850s - now a Sea Captain - Gustave Niebaum had become the world's leading fur trader. Among his many known accomplishments Captain Niebaum founded the Alaskan Commercial Company in San Francisco, California. Captain Niebaum prepared some of the first official maps of the coastline of Alaska. As the Consul of Russia in the United States in 1867 (at the time Finland was an autonomous Grand Duchy of Russia) Niebaum helped explore the territory, and promoted ratification of the Alaska purchase, by which US bought Alaska from Russia.
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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134946664
  • 9786134946667