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Alexander Selkirk

Definition of the noun alexander selkirk

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  1. Scottish sailor who was put ashore on a deserted island off the coast of Chile for five years (providing the basis for Daniel Defoe's novel about Robinson Crusoe) (1676-1721)


Who is Alexander Selkirk?

Alexander Selkirk, also known as Alexander Selcraig, was a Scottish sailor who spent more than four years as a castaway after being marooned on an uninhabited island in the South Pacific Ocean.

  • also known as Robinson Crusoe
  • born in (340 years ago) in Lower Largo
  • ethnicity: Scottish people
  • nationality: Scotland
  • profession: Sailor
  • died on (294 years ago) in Cape Coast of yellow fever

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Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1883)

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(Rogers brought Alexander Selkirk, the reputed Crusoe, home with him.) Thirty years after Rogers, Lord Anson (1741-44) made a voyage round the world. With him commences a great era in the discoveries in the south seas, embracing the ...

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