Sir Martin Frobisher

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Sir Martin Frobisher

Birth
Altofts, Metropolitan Borough of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England
Death 22 Nov 1594 (aged 58–59)
Kreis Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Burial London, City of London, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 8662181 · View Source
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Explorer. Born in Altofts, England. He made several attempts to find the Northwest Passage to Cathay (1576-1578), reaching Labrador and Hudson Bay. Frobisher Bay is named after him. In 1585 he commanded a vessel in Drake's expedition to the West Indies, and in 1588 he was knighted for his services against the Armada. He was mortally wounded at the siege of Crozon, near Brest.

Bio by: Erik Lander


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Erik Lander
  • Added: 21 Apr 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8662181
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Martin Frobisher (1535–22 Nov 1594), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8662181, citing St. Giles Cripplegate Churchyard, London, City of London, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .