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William Dampier
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Born in Yeovil, Somerset
Born in 1651
Died in 1715

Born 1651. Died 1715 - English navigator, pirate and travel writer.


Participated in piratical adventures in Central America, Philippines, China and Australia. The first Englishman to set foot on Australia. Returned to England in 1691 and published A New Voyage Round the World (1697). Gave name to Dampier Archipelago and Strait. Cruelty to his lieutenant led to his court martial.

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