Curse the scientists, and all science into the bargain.
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|Birth:||7th November, 1728|
|Death:||14th February, 1779|
|Profession:||Explorer, Naval Officer, Navigator|
Captain James Cook was born in Marton, Yorkshire, Great Britain. He was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. He joined the British merchant navy as a teenager and joined the Royal Navy in 1755. He discovered and charted New Zealand and Australia's Great Barrier Reef on his ship HMB Endeavour, and later disproved the existence of the fabled southern continent Terra Australis. His voyages provided the first accurate map of the Pacific. He was attacked and killed while attempting to kidnap the native chief of Hawaii during his third exploratory voyage in the Pacific in 1779.
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