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(Biography) William. 1652–1715, English navigator, pirate, and writer: sailed around the world twice
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(ˈdæm pi ər, ˈdæmp yər)

William, 1652–1715, English explorer and buccaneer.
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References in classic literature ?
Chief of these, I hoped, was Mohun Dampier, an old schoolmate with whom I had held a desultory correspondence which had long ceased, as is the way of correspondence between men.
I remembered Dampier as a handsome, strong young fellow of scholarly tastes, with an aversion to work and a marked indifference to many of the things that the world cares for, including wealth, of which, however, he had inherited enough to put him beyond the reach of want.
In answer to my note apprising him of my wish to call, Dampier had written, "Don't ring--open the door and come up." I did so.
I glanced at Dampier. If possibly there was something of amusement in the look he did not observe it.
Dampier closed the window and signing me to my seat resumed his own.
When Dampier had finished his story I could think of nothing relevant that I cared to say, and to question him would have been a hideous impertinence.
In that up and down manly book of old-fashioned adventure, so full, too, of honest wonders --the voyage of Lionel Wafer, one of ancient Dampier's old chums --I found a little matter set down so like that just quoted from Langsdorff, that I cannot forbear inserting it here for a corroborative example, if such be needed.
The book, which must have been somewhat influenced by 'Pilgrim's Progress,' was more directly suggested by a passage in William Dampier's
Cowley (in the year 1684) says that the "Turtledoves were so tame, that they would often alight on our hats and arms, so as that we could take them alive, they not fearing man, until such time as some of our company did fire at them, whereby they were rendered more shy." Dampier also, in the same year, says that a man in a morning's walk might kill six or seven dozen of these doves.
Another author, Phil Dampier, shed light on another reason - a rivalry between father and son - that could have also been the source of his contempt toward Kate.
The Queen may use this occasion to advice Markle on "things that could have been done better", according to Phil Dampier, a royal expert told The Sun, cited by Fox News.