Arthur Phillip

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Birthday
11, 1738
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 31, 1814 (75)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
11, 1738
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 31, 1814 (75)

About

British admiral who founded the first permanent European settlement in Australia, a convict settlement that eventually became Sydney.

Before Fame

Enrolling in seafaring school in his early teens began his long career in seafaring, which included serving in several wars.

Trivia

As the governor of the New South Wales territory, he faced rebellion from the convicts, hostile natives, and a constant threat of famine.

Family Life

When he met his wife, Margaret, she was the widow of a prosperous London Merchant. Their union lasted six years.

Associated With

Ernest Giles also helped the British colonize Australia, with his explorations of the interior of the continent.