Name

John Davis

Career

Mariner

Occupation 1

English sailor

Occupation 2

navigator

Region

Europe

Era

Europe's Reconnaissance (1351-1640)

Born

1550

Died

1605

Text

Credited with the invention of the backstaff in the 1590s

Related Events

1607 - English sailor John Davis invents back-staff,

Related Glossary

Back-staff,

Record ID: 266