Henry Hudson

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When he was born

Henry Hudson was born on September 22, 1570

His voyages

Henry Hudson made his first voyage west from England in 1607. When he was hired to find a shorter route to Asia from Europe through the Artic Ocean. After twice being turned back by ice, Hudson embarked on a third voyage this time on behalf of the Dutch East India company in 1609

His first voyage

Henry Hudson had his first voyage west from England. He discovered a strait in the ocean that led them through the northern waters over Canada, which was later named the Hudson strait. Henry and his crew sailed through the strait and into a large bay. It later became known as the Hudson bay.