Henry Hudson (1556-1611) was an English explorer. He was trapped in the Hudson Bay in Canada. Hudson was never found again during an exploration trip when his crew did not want to continue the trip. The crew put Hudson off the ship and into a small boat.
Hudson was trying to find a northwest passage to Cathay which is now called China. Hudson discovered Hudson Bay and Hudson River in North America. He claimed Hudson Bay for England. He was working for the Dutch when he found Hudson River. He found the Hudson River in 1609 while he was looking for a way to get from North America to Asia by water. This was called the Northwest Passage.