1676 – Born in Largo, Fife, Scotland. Scottish sailor who was the prototype of the marooned traveler in Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe.
1695 – Selkirk ran away to sea and he joined a band of buccaneers in the Pacific.
1703 – Was sailing master of a galley on a privateering expedition.
1704 – After a quarrel with his captain, he was put ashore at his own request on Mas-a-tierra island, an uninhabited island off of South America.
1708-1710 – He survived alone for over four years before being rescued by another English ship, with whom he sailed for two years before returning home.
1719 – He was the prototype of the marooned traveler in Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe.
1721 – Died on December 12th at the sea.