Memorial: M5778

Memorial at Stowe, Buckinghamshire commemorating Captain James Cook RN. d. 1779


Stowe Landscape Gardens, Stowe, Buckinghamshire, England


'Jacobo Cook / MDCCLXXVIII'


Description: A globe on a plinth inset with an antique marble profile of a man, used as an ideal likeness of Cook. The memorial stands on a small island in a lake.
Type: Memorial
Position: Elysian Fields
Materials: Stone
Date Erected: 1778
Vessel: HMS Endeavour

Event Category

British colonization of Australia


Cook, James
Age: 51
Date of Death: 14/2/1779
Cause of Death: Killed by indigenous people
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy


Bibliography: George Clarke, Jonathan Marsden, Richard Wheeler, Michael Bevington, Tim Knox 'Stowe Landscape Gardens' (National Trust, 1997)
Photographer: B. Tomlinson