Born in 1676
Died on 12th of December 1721
Born1676. Died 1721 - Scottish sailor.
Spent four years as a castaway when he was marooned on an uninhabited island (now known as Robinson Crusoe Island). It is thought that his experience provided the inspiration for Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe.
More famous Britons here
Contributors: Do you have a site related to Alexander Selkirk?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.
5812 views since 18th January 2008
On this day: