Frobisher, Sir Martin


Frobisher, Sir Martin
(1535?-1594)
   Navigator. Made three voyages to America in search of the North-West Passage, 1576, 1577, and 1578. Vice-admiral in Drake's expedition to West Indies, 1586; led one of the squadrons against the Spanish Armada; took part in Hawkins's expedition, 1590.
   Bib.: Dict. Nat. Biog.

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  • Frobisher,Sir Martin — Fro·bish·er (frōʹbĭ shər, frŏbʹĭ ), Sir Martin. 1535? 1594. English explorer who made three voyages to the Canadian Arctic (1576, 1577, and 1578) in search of the Northwest Passage. * * * …   Universalium

  • Frobisher, Sir Martin — born с 1535, Yorkshire, Eng. died Nov. 22, 1594, Plymouth, Devon English navigator and early explorer of Canada s northeastern coast. Searching for the Northwest Passage to the Pacific Ocean, he crossed the Atlantic in 1576 and reached Labrador… …   Universalium

  • Frobisher, sir Martin — ► (1535 94) Navegante británico. Descubrió la bahía que lleva su nombre, en la costa meridional de la Tierra de Baffin (1576). * * * ( 1535, Yorkshire, Inglaterra–22 nov. 1594, Plymouth, Devon). Navegante inglés y uno de los primeros exploradores …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • FROBISHER, SIR MARTIN —    famous English sailor and navigator, born near Doncaster; thrice over enthusiastically essayed the discovery of the North West Passage under Elizabeth; accompanied Drake to the West Indies; was knighted for his services against the Armada;… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Sir Martin Frobisher — noun English explorer who led an expedition in search of the Northwest Passage to the orient; served under Drake and helped defeat the Spanish Armada (1535 1594) • Syn: ↑Frobisher • Instance Hypernyms: ↑explorer, ↑adventurer, ↑navigator …   Useful english dictionary

  • Martin Frobisher — Sir Martin Frobisher (* um 1535 in Normanton, Yorkshire; † 22. November 1594 in Plymouth) war ein englischer Seefahrer. Er unternahm zwischen 1576 und 1578 drei Reisen in die arktischen Gebiete, unter anderem, um die …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Frobisher — Frobisher, sir Martin * * * (as used in expressions) Frobisher, bahía Frobisher, Sir Martin Frobisher Bay …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • FROBISHER (M.) — FROBISHER sir MARTIN (1535 1594) Navigateur anglais. Valeureux soldat et marin de grande expérience, Martin Frobisher fréquente les côtes de Guinée dès 1553 1554, puis navigue en Méditerranée, avant d’être corsaire et peut être pirate dans la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Frobisher Bay — [after FROBISHER Sir Martin] 1. inlet of the N Atlantic, on the SE coast of Baffin Island, Canada 2. former name for IQALUIT …   English World dictionary

  • Frobisher — (sir Martin) (v. 1535 1594) navigateur anglais. Il explora l Arctique canadien lors de trois voyages (1576, 1577 et 1578) puis se rendit aux Indes (1585) …   Encyclopédie Universelle