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Life Summary

Name James Cook
Alternative Names
  • Captain Cook

27 October, 1728
Marton, Yorkshire, England


14 February, 1779 (aged 50)
Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, United States of America

Cause of Death

spear wounds

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