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William Dampier

William Dampier
William Dampier: buccaneer, navigator and explorer
Personal information
Birth dateAugust 1651 (baptised 5 September 1651)
Place of birthEast Coker, England
Date of death, March 1715(age 0) (aged 63)
Death placeLondon, England
NationalityEnglish
OccupationExplorer
Known forExploring and mapping Australia
Circumnavigation

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:This article is about the explorer. For the scientist, see William Cecil Dampier.William Dampier (born August 1651, East Coker, Somerset, England — died March 1715, London) was an English buccaneer, sea captain, author and scientific observer. He was the first Englishman to explore or map parts of New Holland (Australia) and New Guinea. He was the first person to circumnavigate the world three times.

Diana and Michael Preston, in A Pirate of Exquisite Mind, describe him as the greatest nautical explorer-adventurer, British or otherwise, between the Elizabethans (notably Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh) and James Cook. He has been described by natural scientist Alex George, as "the first natural historian of Australia".

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