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Alexander Selkirk (1676—1721) mariner, castaway, and probable source of inspiration for the character Robinson Crusoe

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To put ashore a sailor and leave him there. The action implies being left in some relatively inaccessible place. The best-known case of a marooned seaman was Alexander Selkirk, on whom Daniel Defoe based his character Robinson Crusoe.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

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