Thomas Button

(c. 1575—1634) naval officer

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(c.1577–1634). Button entered the navy in 1589. In 1612 he led an expedition to search for the North-West passage, exploring Hudson Bay, and proving that there was no access from it to the north-west. He also named Nelson River, Button's Bay, and New Wales.

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

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