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William Baffin

(1584—1622) Arctic explorer


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(d. 1622).

Explorer. Baffin made a number of voyages in the 1610s looking for the North‐West Passage. He was killed in India in a skirmish with the Portuguese. In 1821 the large island he had discovered to the north of Hudson Bay was named after him.

Subjects: World History.


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