Captain James Cook

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Birthday
7, 1728
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 14, 1779 (50)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
7, 1728
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 14, 1779 (50)

About

British explorer who mapped the South Pacific, including Australia's eastern coastline and Hawaii. He also completed the first recorded expedition around New Zealand.

Before Fame

He spent three years in a merchant navy apprenticeship, studying mathematics and astronomy.

Trivia

His life ended when he attempted his second voyage to Hawaii.

Family Life

He married his mentor's daughter, Elizabeth Batts, in 1762 and he had six children.

Associated With

William Penn's father was also a member of the Royal Navy.