James Cook

James Cook
1728 - 1779

James Cook  British Explorer


Captain James Cook, FRS, RN (7 November 1728 – 14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator and cartographer who ultimately rose to the rank of captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyag...

First Name James
Last Name Cook
Full Name at Birth James Cook
Alternative Name Captain James Cook, FRS, RN
Age 50 (age at death) years
Birthday 27th October, 1728
Birthplace Marton, Yorkshire, England
Died 14th February, 1779
Place of Death Hawaii
Cause of Death Fight with Hawaiians
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Nationality British
Occupation Explorer
Claim to Fame Had the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.
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