5 Facts About James Cook

Here are 5 facts about James Cook

  • He was born on 7 November 1728 in Marton, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England
  • He was a British explorer, navigator and cartographer who rose to the rank of Captain in the Royal Navy
  • As captain of the HM Bark Endeavour he mapped lands from New Zealand to Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean
  • Alltold he sailed on three exploratory expeditions to the pacific, dying onthe third journey
  • He was killed by natives on 14 february 1779 in Hawaii aged 50
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