Index by Year of Birth
* 1728 greg. in Marton near Middlesbrough
+ 1779 in Kealakekua-Bucht, Hawaiʻi
James Cook was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and
captain in the British Royal Navy.
He made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three
voyages to the Pacific Ocean,
during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with
the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands,
and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.
On June 3, 1769, British navigator Captain James Cook, British
naturalist Joseph Banks,
British astronomer Charles Green and Swedish naturalist Daniel
recorded the transit of Venus on the island of Tahiti during
Cook's first voyage around the world.
2021 J. Giesen