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Alexander Selkirk
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Born in Lower Largo, Fife
Born in 1676
Died on 12th of December 1721

Born1676. Died 1721 - Scottish sailor.

Spent four years as a castaway when he was marooned on an uninhabited island (now known as Robinson Crusoe Island). It is thought that his experience provided the inspiration for Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe.

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