Friday, May 23, 2014

15 Interesting Facts About James Cook, One of The Greatest Explorers

A list of historically significant facts about James Cook.

Captain James Cook is undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest explorers in history. He is considered as the greatest navigator of Great Britain. Although Portugal and Spain were the leading colonizers during the 16th century, many parts of the world were still left undiscovered and unexplored. These remote places were discovered by James Cook for Great Britain.

Here are some interesting and important facts about Captain James Cook.

1. Captain James Cook is an English sailor who was born in 1728 in Northern England.
2. He worked for a shipping company when he was 18 years of age and joined the British Royal Navy when he was 27 years old in 1755.
3. His notable work in the navy was making maps of land in Canada that Britain conquered from France.
4. James Cook has sailed the world twice and was the first European to reach Hawaii and New Zealand.
5. He was the first European to know about kiwis, kangaroos, koalas, wallabies and penguins.

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