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 (sĕl′kûrk′), Alexander 1676-1721.
Scottish sailor who was marooned (1704-1709) on an island off Chile and is thought to have inspired Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (published 1719).


(Biography) Alexander. original name Alexander Selcraig. 1676–1721, Scottish sailor, who was marooned on one of the islets of Juan Fernández and is regarded as the prototype of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe


(ˈsɛl kɜrk)

a historic county in SE Scotland.
Also called Sel′kirk•shire` (-ˌʃɪər, -ʃər)
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Noun1.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)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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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.
Defoe got the idea of his story from the adventures of a Scots sailor named Alexander Selkirk.
Its tameness, far from shocking me, as a similar occurrence did Selkirk, imparted to me the most exquisite thrill of delight I ever experienced, and with somewhat of the same pleasure did I afterwards behold the birds and lizards of the valley show their confidence in the kindliness of man.
He mused over the glory of the Mungo Parks, the Bruces, the Caillies, the Levaillants, and to some extent, I verily believe, of Selkirk (Robinson Crusoe), whom he considered in no wise inferior to the rest.
I feel inclined to say, with Alexander Selkirk, 'Their tameness is shocking to me'
The Manitoba government is investing in a community-based partnership to ensure at-risk youth in Selkirk can access co-ordinated supports to reduce contact with the law, establish healthy life goals and become successful members of society, Justice Minister Heather Stefanson announced here today.
EAST KILBRIDE gaffer Billy Stark has some fond memories of Selkirk - and aims to add to them today.
Brothers Mike and Rob Barnes started Selkirk Sport in Hayden in 2014 with the belief that pickleball, once an obscure sport played by seniors and in physical education classes, was about to take off.
JOE SELKIRK recently announced that he was making a return to the sport - and it left the majority of Scouse fans ecstatic.
John Southern, 60, from Blyth, died after his Triumph Tiger bike was involved in a collision with a Seat Leon car on the A699 Selkirk to St Boswells Road, near to Lindean, Selkirk, in the Scottish Borders, at 4.
Mercer, who captained Hearts before the First World War as well as playing for Selkirk, died during a friendly between the two clubs in 1926.
But the bucolic scenery masks a turbulent past which the ruined castles, keeps and abbeys of Selkirk and Jedburgh hint at.