Alexander Selkirk

Alexander Selkirk (1676 – 13 December 1721) wis a Scots preevateer an Ryal Navy officer wha spent mair nor fower years as a castawey (1704–1709) efter bein marooned bi his caiptain on an uninhabitit island in the Sooth Paceefic Ocean. He survived that ordeal, but succumbed tae tropical illness a dozen years later while servin abuird HMS Weymouth aff Wast Africae. He wis the inspiration for Robinson Crusoe.

Alexander Selkirk
Bronze statue o Selkirk locatit in a stane alcove
Clad in gaitskins, Selkirk awaits rescue in a sculptur bi Thomas Stuart Burnett (1885)
Born1676
Lawer Lairgae, Fife, Scotland
Died13 December 1721 (aged 45)
Cape Coast, Ghana
NaitionalityScots an Breetish (after 1707)
ThriftSailor
Kent forInspirin Robinson Crusoe