Martin Frobisher


Sir Martin Frobisher (c. 1535-1594 CE) was an Elizabethan adventurer and explorer who embarked on three expeditions in the 1570s CE to chart the waters of the North American Arctic and find the Northwest Passage to Asia. Unsuccessful in these endeavours and bankrupting many of his investors who had hoped to find gold deposits, Frobisher's later career was more military-focused as he participated in the war with Spain and the battle to repel the Spanish Armada of 1588 CE. Frobisher died in November 1594 CE after he was fatally wounded attacking a Spanish-held fortress in northern France.

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