kids encyclopedia robot

John Davis (explorer) facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
John Davis
1624 portrait of John Davis (1550-1605).png
1624 miniature portrait from the title page of Samuel Purchas's collection of travel stories Purchas his Pilgrimes
Born Unknown date, c. 1550
Sandridge, Stoke Gabriel, England
Died 29 December 1605(1605-12-29) (aged 54–55)
off Bintan Island, East Indies
Occupation Explorer, navigator
Signature of John Davis (1585).svg

John Davis (c. 1550 – 29 December 1605) was one of the chief navigators of Queen Elizabeth I of England. He led several voyages to discover the Northwest Passage and served as pilot and captain on both Dutch and English voyages to the East Indies. He discovered the Falkland Islands in August 1592.

Images for kids

kids search engine
John Davis (explorer) Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.