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Martin Frobisher
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    (circa 1538-November 15, 1594)
    Born in Altofts, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
    Led three voyages to Canada searching for a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to Pacific Ocean (1576-78)
    Namesake for Frobisher Bay
    For several years in the 1550s, he was a pirate, operating from southern Ireland.
    He never came close to actually finding the Northwest Passage.
    Efforts to found a permanent settlement during his third voyage failed.
    He hauled back 1350 tons of ‘gold’ ore that turned out to be worthless iron pyrite (a.k.a. fool’s gold).
    While serving as a cabin boy, he was captured and imprisoned by the Portuguese.
    He commanded one of the squadrons that fought off the Spanish Armada (1588) and was knighted for his actions.
    He died as a result of poor treatment of a gunshot wound suffered during the siege of a Spanish fort.
    The iron pyrite he brought back wasn’t a complete loss: it was broken up into gravel for London’s roads.

Credit: C. Fishel

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