Henry Hudson

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Birthday
12, 1565
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 22, 1611 (45)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
12, 1565
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 22, 1611 (45)

About

English navigator who conducted sea explorations in the early seventeenth century. He discovered a river in New York for the Dutch East India Company, who named it the Hudson River.

Before Fame

He spent many years at sea, starting in the position of cabin boy before eventually reaching the level of captain.

Trivia

He discovered the Hudson River in 1609, initiating the Dutch colonization of New York.

Family Life

He grew up aboard traveling ships and worked as a cabin boy. He had three sons with his wife Katherine.

Associated With

He was inspired by Christopher Columbus.