Meaning of Dampier, William in English:

Dampier, William

Pronunciation /ˈdampɪə/

proper noun

  • (1652–1715), English explorer and adventurer. He is notable for having sailed round the world twice. In 1683 he set out from Panama, crossing the Pacific and reaching England again in 1691; in 1699 the government commissioned him to explore the north-western coast of Australia.