Phillip Parker King

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Birthday
13, 1791
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Feb 26, 1856 (64)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
13, 1791
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Feb 26, 1856 (64)

About

Remembered as an explorer of the coasts of Argentina, Chile, and Australia, this early nineteenth-century adventurer also served as a member of the British Royal Navy.

Before Fame

A native of Norfolk Island, he traveled to England in his young adulthood to train at the Royal Naval Academy in Portsmouth.

Trivia

In the late 1830s, he began serving on the New South Wales Legislative Council.

Family Life

He was born to Anna Josepha King and New South Wales Governor Philip Gidley King.

Associated With

He and Ernest Giles were both early explorers of Australia.