Name

Sir Humphrey Gilbert

Career

Explorer/Cartographer

Occupation 1

Sea dog

Identifier

North Wset Passage

Region

Europe

Era

Europe's Reconnaissance (1351-1640)

Born

1537

Died

1584

Text

Older half-brother of Walter Raleigh; Oxford-trainedand soldier in Irleand and Holland; one of Elizabeth's courtiers and "sea dogs." Pushed for a Northwest Passage to Indies in the 1560s-70s. Author of Discourse of Discovery for new Passage to China (1566). Made two attempts at Northwest Passage, in 1578, in the company of Walter Raleigh, and in 1584,which also involved a plan to plant settlers in Maine, during which he perished at sea.

Related Images

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Related People

Raleigh, Sir Walter

Related Source

Coastal Maine: A Maritime History (1992)

Record ID: 257