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Dampier, William

Line breaks: Wil|liam Damp|ier
Pronunciation: /ˈdampɪə
 
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Definition of Dampier, William in English:

( 1652–1715), English explorer and adventurer. He is notable for having sailed round the world twice. In 1683 he set out from Panama, crossing the Pacific and reaching England again in 1691; in 1699 the government commissioned him to explore the NW coast of Australia.

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