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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)
Born 1676
Lawer Lairgae, Fife, Scotland
Died 13 December 1721 (aged 45)
Cape Coast, Ghana
Naitionality Scots an Breetish (after 1707)
Thrift Sailor
Kent for Inspirin Robinson Crusoe

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.