What is Humphrey Gilbert?

  • (noun): English navigator who in 1583 established in Newfoundland the first English colony in North America (1539-1583).
    Synonyms: Gilbert, Sir Humphrey Gilbert

Humphrey Gilbert

Sir Humphrey Gilbert (c. 1539 – 9 September 1583) of Devon in England was a half-brother (through his mother) of Sir Walter Raleigh. Adventurer, explorer, member of parliament, and soldier, he served during the reign of Queen Elizabeth and was a pioneer of English colonization in North America and the Plantations of Ireland.

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... In Fire in the Abyss by Stuart Gordon (1983), Humphrey Gilbert is the main character, and is transported four hundred years into the future ... In Philip José Farmer's The Gate of Time (1966), Gilbert is not displaced forward in time but sidewise into an alternate timeline ...

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