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 2,427,468 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Henry Hudson is the 47th most popular explorer (up from 48th in 2019), the 394th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 390th in 2019) and the 6th most popular British Explorer.

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

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Among explorers, Henry Hudson ranks 47 out of 405Before him are Antonio Pigafetta, Giovanni da Verrazzano, Jacob Roggeveen, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Zhang Qian, and Robert Falcon Scott. After him are Sven Hedin, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Diego de Almagro, William Adams, and Ernest Shackleton.

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Among people born in 1570, Henry Hudson ranks 2Before him is Guy Fawkes. After him are Hans Lippershey, Willem Janszoon, Johann II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Giorgi Saakadze, John Smyth, Péter Pázmány, Alessandro Salvio, Abraham Janssens, Salamone Rossi, and Melchior Vulpius. Among people deceased in 1611, Henry Hudson ranks 3Before him are Charles IX of Sweden and Margaret of Austria, Queen of Spain. After him are Tomás Luis de Victoria, Bartholomeus Spranger, Eleanor de' Medici, Charles, Duke of Mayenne, Katō Kiyomasa, Nicolas Henri, Duke of Orléans, Sanada Masayuki, Antonio Possevino, and Jan Huyghen van Linschoten.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Henry Hudson ranks 394 out of 6,924Before him are Robert Falcon Scott (1868), Æthelred the Unready (968), Bobby Charlton (1937), Richard Wright (1943), William Laud (1573), and Philip Larkin (1922). After him are Francis William Aston (1877), Rudolf Abel (1903), Bonnie Tyler (1951), Angus Young (1955), Joshua Reynolds (1723), and Æthelred I, King of Wessex (837).

Among EXPLORERS In United Kingdom

Among explorers born in United Kingdom, Henry Hudson ranks 6Before him are James Cook (1728), Francis Drake (1540), David Livingstone (1813), Henry Morton Stanley (1841), and Robert Falcon Scott (1868). After him are William Adams (1564), John Smith (1580), William Baffin (1584), Richard Francis Burton (1821), James Clark Ross (1800), and William Dampier (1651).