Who Are The Major Explorers From England?


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James Cook
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Some of the most well-known explorers from England are James Cook, Francis Drake, Walter Raleigh, Henry Hudson and Vivian Fuchs. Captain James Cook was born on October 27, 1728 in Marton in North Yorkshire. After rising to the rank of captain in the Royal Navy, his three voyages to the Pacific Ocean led to the first discoveries of the eastern coast of Australia and the islands of Hawaii by a European explorer and the maiden circumnavigation and mapping of Newfoundland and New Zealand. He died in Hawaii at the age of 50 on February 14, 1779.

Sir Francis Drake was born in the year 1540 in Tavistock in Devon. He was considered to be a pirate, but he was, in fact, an English privateer and navigator. He was the second-in-command during the naval battle between the fleet of British ships against the Spanish Armada. He died of dysentery in San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico at the age of 56 on January 28, 1596. Sir Walter Raleigh was born either in the year 1552 or 1554 in Hayes Barton's house near Budleigh Salterton in Devon. He was a noted writer, poet and explorer. He was the person who was instrumental in setting up the first English colony in the New World (North America). He was beheaded in Whitehall on October 29, 1618.

Henry Hudson was born on September 12, 1570, though some accounts indicate that he was born in 1565. His place of birth is unknown. He was a seventeenth century explorer and navigator. He is believed to have died in the Hudson Bay in Canada the year 1611 after being set adrift by members of his crew who revolted against him. The River Hudson, on the banks of which New York City is situated, is named after him. Sir Vivian Fuchs was born on February 11, 1908 in Freshwater in the Isle of Wight. He led his team on an expedition to Antarctica, which lasted for 99 days, which ended on March 2, 1958 He died at the age of 91 on November 11, 1999.

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