James Cook

Captain James Cook FRS (Fellowship of the Royal Society; 7 November 1728 - 14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy.
He made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.

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