Henry Hudson made more than one sailing trip and was primarily trying to find a route to Asia but eventually ended up in the Americas instead. He made four main voyages in his lifetime: two to Asia, one to the New World and a fourth that took him to what is now known as Hudson Bay.
Henry Hudson was born in 1565 and died in 1611. He was a prominent explorer of his time and worked with the Dutch East India Company in 1609. This voyage was when he made it to the Americas for the first time and found what is now known as the Hudson River.Learn More
The Muscovy Company, British East India Company and private donors sponsored Henry Hudson's voyages. The Muscovy Company provided funding for his first three voyages, while the British East India Company and private firms added financial contributions for Hudson's third and fourth voyages. Henry Hudson gained financial support from the Muscovy Company, a financial firm, after announcing his intention to find a shorter route to Asia and in turn give Europe greater access to the goods and services of the Asian markets.Full Answer >
Henry Hudson's wife was named Katherine, and together they had three sons. One son, John, accompanied Hudson on his search for a northeast passage through the Arctic Circle in 1607 and on his final voyage in 1611.Full Answer >
Henry Hudson discovered the Hudson River, the Hudson Strait and the Hudson Bay. He worked to colonize the areas surrounding these bodies of water after they were first discovered. Hudson also worked to found Cape Digges and Cape Wolstenholme.Full Answer >
Henry Hudson was born in 1565 in England. He was an English explorer who made four voyages in search of a passage to Asia that was free from ice. The Hudson River and Hudson Bay are both named after him.Full Answer >