Between 1607 and 1611, Henry Hudson made four exploratory journeys to the New World to try to find a passage through the Arctic to Asia. The first two journeys, in 1607 and 1608, were made on behalf of British companies. The third, in 1609, was financed by the Dutch East India Company. The fourth, in 1610-1611, was once again financed by the British.Know More
In May of 1607, Hudson and a small crew sailed to the east coast of Greenland, and headed north until the pack ice stopped them. They then headed east to the Svalbard archipelago and turned back. On his second attempt in 1608, Hudson sailed northeast around Russia but was again forced to turn back. In 1609, on his third voyage, after quickly being stopped from heading northeast, Hudson sailed west for Newfoundland and explored the northeast coast of Canada and the United States. During this journey he went up the river that now bears his name. On his last voyage, Hudson headed up Hudson Strait into Hudson Bay.
In June of 1611, Hudson's crew mutinied, accusing him of hoarding rations. They set Hudson, his son and seven sick crew members adrift on Hudson Bay in an open lifeboat. Hudson and the other castaways were never heard from again and presumably died of exposure, according to Biography.Learn more about Exploration & Imperialism
Henry of Portugal, who is also known as Henry the Navigator, was the patron of many sailing expeditions that explored the West African coast; through his explorations, maps were created of the known world, trade routes were established and Christianity was spread. Prince Henry is widely regarded as a major influence in the beginning of the Great Age of Discovery that began in the 15th century and lasted through the early 16th century.Full Answer >
Henry Hudson discovered the Hudson Strait and the Hudson Bay, both of which are named after the famous explorer. Despite discovering a number of landmarks, he never found what he set out to find.Full Answer >
According to The Third Millennium Online, English explorer Henry Hudson had three brothers: Christopher, Thomas and John. Like Henry, Christopher worked for the Muscovy Company, which dealt with trading between England and Russia. John Hudson was involved with English navigator John Davis' work trying to find the Northwest Passage.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 >