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June 8, 1652 in History

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Person of interestWilliam Dampier

William Dampier, English explorer and pirate who was the 1st Englishman to explore parts of Australia and the 1st person to circumnavigate the world 3 times, born in East Coker, Sommerset, England (d. 1715)

Explorer and Pirate William Dampier
Explorer and Pirate
William Dampier