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Sir Humphrey Gilbert

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Sir Humphrey Gilbert

 

Short Biography of the life of Sir Humphrey Gilbert - Explorer and Soldier
The following biography information provides basic facts about the life Sir Humphrey Gilbert:

  • Nationality - English
  • Lifespan - 1539 - 1583
  • Family - Half brother to Sir Walter Raleigh, cousin to Sir Francis Drake
  • Education - Eton and Oxford University
 
 
 
  • Career - Explorer and Soldier
  • Famous for : Established St Johns, Newfoundland in 1583
  • Ambition: To discover a North West Passage to Cathay ( the Orient )

Facts, Timeline & History about the life of Sir Humphrey Gilbert Explorer, Privateer and Soldier

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  • 1539 Sir Humphrey Gilbert was born in Compton in Devonshire
  • 1562 -1563: Sir Humphrey Gilbert served with an English force at Le Havre
  • 1565: Sir Humphrey Gilbert petitioned Queen Elizabeth in order to find a Northwest sea passage via America to Cathay
  • 1566: Sir Humphrey Gilbert  completed a treatise, the title of which, when later revised, was “A discourse of a discoverie for a new passage to Cataia” to prove the existence of a northwest passage
  • 1569: Sir Humphrey Gilbert fought in the Irish War for England
  • 1570: Humphrey Gilbert was knighted
  • 1570: Sir Humphrey Gilbert married the heiress Anne Aucher
  • 1575-78 Three exploratory trips by English buccaneer Martin Frobisher to Labrador in fruitless search for a Northwest Passage to Asia. These attempts were backed by Queen Elizabeth and Humphrey Gilbert. Sir Humphrey Gilbert consulted John Dee on maps and possible routes
  • 1576: “A discourse of a discoverie for a new passage to Cataia” by Sir Humphrey Gilbert was published
  • 1578: Queen Elizabeth granted Sir Humphrey Gilbert a patent to discover and settle new English colonies "to inhabit and possess all remote and heathen lands". He begins to search for the Northwest Passage. Sir Humphrey Gilbert also became a Privateer, his many target was the Spanish treasure fleet
  • 1578 Sir Humphrey Gilbert also became a Privateer, his many target was the Spanish treasure fleet. Humphrey Gilbert sailed for America with 350 men but was forced to return
  • Sep 26, 1578 Sir Humphrey Gilbert sets sails from Dartmouth to the New World. The attempt soon fails due to lack of equipment and lack of discipline
  • 1582: Sir Humphrey Gilbert arranged for the settlement of English Catholics in America
  • Jun 11, 1583: Sir Humphrey Gilbert departs England with five ships for the New World and Newfoundland
  • Aug 3, 1583: Sir Humphrey Gilbert arrives at Newfoundland and claims it in the name of the Crown
  • Sep 9, 1583 : Sir Humphrey Gilbert drowns at sea on his journey home

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