Humphrey Gilbert

1539 - 1583

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Sir Humphrey Gilbert (c. 1539 – 9 September 1583) was an English adventurer, explorer, member of parliament and soldier who served during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and was a pioneer of the English colonial empire in North America and the Plantations of Ireland. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Humphrey Gilbert has received more than 358,580 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Humphrey Gilbert is the 286th most popular explorer (down from 264th in 2019), the 2,363rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,174th in 2019) and the 35th most popular British Explorer.

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Among explorers, Humphrey Gilbert ranks 286 out of 405Before him are Carl Anton von Meyer, Alexander Dalrymple, Thorvald Eiriksson, Olav Bjaaland, Alexandre de Serpa Pinto, and Félix de Azara. After him are Sverre Hassel, Semyon Chelyuskin, Grímur Kamban, Karl Maximovich, Nicolas Baudin, and Gaspar de Lemos.

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Among people born in 1539, Humphrey Gilbert ranks 12Before him are Chōsokabe Motochika, Catherine Vasa of Sweden, Louis VI, Elector Palatine, George Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Jost Amman, and Hasegawa Tōhaku. After him are Nicolò Donato and Olivier de Serres. Among people deceased in 1583, Humphrey Gilbert ranks 15Before him are Pirro Ligorio, Antoinette de Bourbon, Andrey Kurbsky, Oda Nobutaka, Juan de Garay, and Jacques Pelletier du Mans. After him is Thomas Erastus.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Humphrey Gilbert ranks 2,363 out of 6,924Before him are Richard Swinburne (1934), William Froude (1810), Edward Granville Browne (1862), Fatboy Slim (1963), Freddie Highmore (1992), and Simon Le Bon (1958). After him are Hilary Mantel (1952), Henry Ireton (1611), Llywelyn the Great (1173), William Amherst, 1st Earl Amherst (1773), Rufus Sewell (1967), and Maurice Evans (1901).

Among EXPLORERS In United Kingdom

Among explorers born in United Kingdom, Humphrey Gilbert ranks 35Before him are William Smith (1790), Anthony Jenkinson (1529), Richard Chancellor (1521), John Byron (1723), John Biscoe (1794), and Alexander Dalrymple (1737). After him are Luke Foxe (1586), Alexander Gordon Laing (1794), Hugh Clapperton (1788), John Gardner Wilkinson (1797), Frederick William Beechey (1796), and Clements Markham (1830).