Family tree of Martin FROBISHER

Diver, ocean explorer

EnglishBorn Martin FROBISHER

English seaman who made three voyages to the New World to look for the Northwest Passage

Born on 1535 in Altofts, Yorkshire, England , United Kingdom

Died on November 15, 1594 in Plymouth, England

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Frobisher was born the son of merchant Bernard Frobisher from near Wakefield, Yorkshire. He was raised in London by a relative, Sir John York.

He first went to sea as a cabin boy in 1544. In 1554 he was captured by the Portuguese and spent some time in captivity, after which he set up in business as a merchant in Morocco. He later became a pirate, operating from a port in southern Ireland.


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