Henry Hudson

1570 - 1611

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Henry Hudson (c. 1565 – disappeared 23 June 1611) was an English sea explorer and navigator during the early 17th century, best known for his explorations of present-day Canada and parts of the northeastern United States. In 1607 and 1608, Hudson made two attempts on behalf of English merchants to find a rumoured Northeast Passage to Cathay via a route above the Arctic Circle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Hudson has received more than 2,587,698 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 65 in 2019). Henry Hudson is the 55th most popular explorer (down from 47th in 2019), the 514th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 394th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Explorer.

Henry Hudson is most famous for his exploration of the Hudson River.

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Among explorers, Henry Hudson ranks 55 out of 405Before him are Jacob Roggeveen, Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Richard Francis Burton, William Adams, Hugh Glass, and Samuel de Champlain. After him are Diogo Cão, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, Michael Rockefeller, John Smith, and James Clark Ross.

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Among people born in 1570, Henry Hudson ranks 3Before him are Guy Fawkes and Hans Lippershey. After him are Willem Janszoon, Johann II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Jan Janszoon, Kara Davud Pasha, Giorgi Saakadze, John Smyth, Hendrick van Balen the Elder, Péter Pázmány, and Abraham Janssens. Among people deceased in 1611, Henry Hudson ranks 4Before him are Charles IX of Sweden, Margaret of Austria, Queen of Spain, and Tomás Luis de Victoria. After him are Bartholomeus Spranger, Charles, Duke of Mayenne, Katō Kiyomasa, Eleanor de' Medici, Antonio Possevino, Sanada Masayuki, Kuyucu Murad Pasha, and Christian II, Elector of Saxony.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Henry Hudson ranks 514 out of 7,765Before him are Erasmus Darwin (1731), William McMaster Murdoch (1873), Thomas Cranmer (1489), John Dowland (1563), Sid Vicious (1957), and David Hockney (1937). After him are Nigel Mansell (1953), A. S. Neill (1883), James Bradley (1693), Maud of Wales (1869), William Tyndale (1494), and Bobby Moore (1941).

Among EXPLORERS In United Kingdom

Among explorers born in United Kingdom, Henry Hudson ranks 9Before him are David Livingstone (1813), Henry Morton Stanley (1841), Robert Falcon Scott (1868), William Baffin (1584), Richard Francis Burton (1821), and William Adams (1564). After him are John Smith (1580), James Clark Ross (1800), John Davis (1550), William Dampier (1651), Robert FitzRoy (1805), and Mary Kingsley (1862).