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  1. Gilbert, Humphrey Gilbert, Sir Humphrey Gilbertnoun

    English navigator who in 1583 established in Newfoundland the first English colony in North America (1539-1583)


  1. sir humphrey gilbert

    Sir Humphrey Gilbert (c. 1539 – 9 September 1583) was an English adventurer, explorer, member of parliament and soldier who served during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and was a pioneer of the English colonial empire in North America and the Plantations of Ireland. He was a maternal half-brother of Sir Walter Raleigh and a cousin of Sir Richard Grenville.


  1. sir humphrey gilbert

    Sir Humphrey Gilbert was an English explorer, soldier, and pioneer of British colonization in North America during the late 16th century. Born in Devon, England approximately in 1539, he served in the Irish wars, Parliament, and the Royal Navy. He received a royal patent from Queen Elizabeth I to explore and colonize new lands in 1578. In 1583, Gilbert officially claimed Newfoundland for England, marking it as the first English overseas colony. He is often remembered for his attempted colonization of North America despite his death during his return voyage from Newfoundland to England.

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    Read the full text of the Sir Humphrey Gilbert poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on the Poetry.com website.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sir humphrey gilbert in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sir humphrey gilbert in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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