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.Continue Reading
Hudson was an English explorer who was first sent from England to find shorter routes to Asia and the North Pole. He began two journeys that ended in him having to turn back around because of high levels of ice in the ocean. On his third journey, Hudson chose a different route that eventually led him to the New World. He found undiscovered land in the New World that would eventually become the Hudson River, Bay and Strait areas. After this discovery, he returned to England and had colonists sent back to the New World to settle in those areas.
Hudson went on to find the areas that are now known as Cape Digges and Cape Wolstenholme. His fourth voyage was slightly more tumultuous and led to starvation and battles aboard his ship. The difficult conditions eventually led to a mutiny of his crew. Hudson was kicked off of his ship in a small boat with his son and eight crew members; he was never found or heard from after that.Learn more about Exploration & Imperialism
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.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 >
The names of Henry Hudson's parents are unknown. There are few details available regarding Hudson's early life, although, according to Biography.com, it is believed he was born around 1565.Full Answer >
Henry Hudson was a famous English explorer during the Age of Discovery and sailed predominantly in the first decade of the 17th century. He discovered and explored the Hudson River in New York, Hudson Bay in Canada and the ice locked Arctic Ocean in northern Canada.Full Answer >