my explorer is Henry Hudson. He was famous for mapping the Hudson River.
Henry Hudson was born in the 1560's or 70's in England. His family consists of his wife Katherine and his sons John, Oliver, and Richard.
Reasons For Exploration
Henry was looking for a better passage to India for trade. His first two explorations were funded by the Muscovy Company, but the next one was funded by the Dutch East company.
Henry traveled looking for the northern passage in 1607.
Henry Hudson died traveling through the north. No one is sure when or where he died.