Francis Chichester

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Birthday
17, 1901
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 26, 1972 (70)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
17, 1901
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 26, 1972 (70)

About

British adventurer who sailed around the world in Gipsy Moth IV, a fifty-five-foot yacht.

Before Fame

He learned how to navigate planes by sextant, and in World War II served as a navigational expert for Britain.

Trivia

His nautical circumnavigation of the globe took nine months, with only one stop in Australia.

Family Life

His father was an Anglican clergyman.

Associated With

Mark Knopfler and his band, Dire Straits, recorded a song in Chichester's honor on the 1979 album, "Communique."