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1624 miniature portrait from the title page of Samuel Purchas's collection of travel stories Purchas his Pilgrimes
|Born||Unknown date, c. 1550
Sandridge, Stoke Gabriel, England
|Died||29 December 1605
off Bintan Island, East Indies
John Davis (c. 1550 – 29 December 1605) was one of the chief navigators of Queen Elizabeth I of England. He led several voyages to discover the Northwest Passage and served as pilot and captain on both Dutch and English voyages to the East Indies. He discovered the Falkland Islands in August 1592.
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