William Dampier

Portrait of Dampier holding his book, a painting by [[Thomas Murray (artist)|Thomas Murray]] (c. 1697–1698) William Dampier (baptised 5 September 1651; died March 1715) was an English explorer, ex-pirate and navigator who became the first Englishman to explore parts of what is today Australia, and the first person to circumnavigate the world three times. He has also been described as Australia's first natural historian, as well as one of the most important British explorers of the period between Sir Walter Raleigh and James Cook.

After impressing the Admiralty with his book ''A New Voyage Round the World'', Dampier was given command of a Royal Navy ship and made important discoveries in western Australia, before being court-martialled for cruelty. On a later voyage he rescued Alexander Selkirk, a former crewmate who may have inspired Daniel Defoe's ''Robinson Crusoe''. Others influenced by Dampier include James Cook, Horatio Nelson, Charles Darwin, and Alfred Russel Wallace. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Dampier, William
Published 1681
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by Dampier, William
Published 1776
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by Dampier, William
Published 1705
printed for James Knapton, at the Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard

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by Dampier, William
Published 1729
printed for James and John Knapton, at the Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard

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by Dampier, William
Published 1703
printed for James Knapton, at the Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard

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by Dampier, William
Published 1703
printed for James Knapton, at the Crown in St Paul's Church-Yard