Henry Hudson

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Henry Hudson

Henry Hudson

Henry Hudson was born 1565 and died on June 22, 1611 in England. Henry Hudson was most famous for exploring and discovering Canada. He also made two unsuccessful sailing voyages to Asia. After two unsuccessful explorations thats when he discovered the New World in North America.

Hudson made four journeys during his career, at a time when countries and companies competed with each other to find the best ways to reach important trade destinations, especially Asia and India. In 1607, the Muscovy Company, an English firm, entrusted Hudson to find a northern route to Asia. Hudson brought his son John with him on this trip, as well as Robert Juet. Juet went on several of Hudson's voyages and recorded these trips in his journals.


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