Wrangel retired in 1864. He was against selling Alaska to the United States. An island in the Arctic Ocean, a mountain, and a cape in Alaska bear his name. Wrangel wrote a book "Journey along the northern coastline of Siberia and the Arctic Ocean" and a few other books about the people of the northwestern America.
In English texts, Wrangel is sometimes spelled Vrangel, which more closely represents its pronunciation. In Alaska place names, it is also spelled Wrangell.
Baron Ferdinand von Wrangel, in Russian: Ferdinand Petrovich Vrangel' (Фердинанд Петрович Врангель), (December 29, 1796 (January 9, 1797), Pskov, Russia — May 25 (June 6), 1870, Dorpat (now Tartu, Estonia)) was a Russian admiral, explorer, Honorable Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St.Petersburg (1855), one of the founders of the Russian Geographic Society.
Together with Fyodor Matyushkin and P.Kuzmin, Wrangel described the siberian coastline from the Indigirka River to the Kolyuchinskaya Bay.
Wrangell, Alaska, a city on Wrangell Island and one of the oldest non-native settlements in Alaska
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