Martin Frobisher Timeline

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  • c. 1535 - 1594
    Life of the Elizabethan mariner, explorer and privateer Sir Martin Frobisher.
  • 1576
    The first expedition of Martin Frobisher to find the Northwest Passage.
  • 1577
    The second expedition of Martin Frobisher to find the Northwest Passage.
  • 1578
    The third expedition of Martin Frobisher to find the Northwest Passage.
  • 1585
    Martin Frobisher sails as vice-admiral with Sir Francis Drake in an English expedition to raid the Spanish West Indies.
  • Aug 1588
    Martin Frobisher captains the Triumph and leads a squadron of the English navy that repels the Spanish Armada.
  • Aug 1594
    Sir Martin Frobisher leads a small English fleet to attack Spanish positions in northern France.
  • 22 Nov 1594
    Sir Martin Frobisher dies of wounds gained when attacking the Spanish-held fortress of Crozon.