Alexander Selkirk


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Noun1.Alexander Selkirk - Scottish sailor who was put ashore on a deserted island off the coast of Chile for five years (providing the basis for Daniel Defoe's novel about Robinson Crusoe) (1676-1721)Alexander Selkirk - Scottish sailor who was put ashore on a deserted island off the coast of Chile for five years (providing the basis for Daniel Defoe's novel about Robinson Crusoe) (1676-1721)
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Defoe got the idea of his story from the adventures of a Scots sailor named Alexander Selkirk. This sailor quarreled with his captain, and was set ashore upon an uninhabited island where he remained alone for more than four years.
'Voyage Round the World,' and also, as every one knows, by the experience of Alexander Selkirk, a sailor who, set ashore on the island of Juan Fernandez, off the coast of Chile, had lived there alone from 1709 to 1713.
I feel inclined to say, with Alexander Selkirk, 'Their tameness is shocking to me'!
Alexander Selkirk Life on the island saw his hair and beard become a tangled mess.
Scottish sailor Alexander Selkirk was a real life castaway was every bit as dramatic as Crusoe's.
The island chain secured its place in history as the home of Alexander Selkirk, the Scottish sailor marooned there for four years and four months, a tale he later related to Daniel Defoe, who penned his adventure book based on his story.
1709: The real Robinson Crusoe, Alexander Selkirk, on whom Daniel Defoe based his famous novel, was rescued.
1650: Nell Gwyn, orange seller who became a comedy actress and then mistress of Charles II, was born in London 1709: The real Robinson Crusoe, Alexander Selkirk, on whom Daniel Defoe based his famous novel, was rescued after spending five years on the uninhabited islands of Juan Fernandez.
1709: The real Robinson Crusoe, Alexander Selkirk, on whom Daniel Defoe based his novel, was rescued after spending five years on the uninhabited islands of Juan Fernandez.
For which fictional hero was Alexander Selkirk the model?
For which fictional hero did Alexander Selkirk provide the model?
It reveals little known facts about big names such as Shakespeare and Queen Victoria, but also features interviews from those who would be lesser known amongst teens today, such as the founder of modern entomology: Maria Sibylla Merian; and the real life inspiration for Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe: Alexander Selkirk.