Cavendish, Thomas, 1560-1592

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1560-09-19
Death 1592-05
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Sir Thomas Cavendish (1560-1592) is best known as the second Englishman to lead a voyage around the world, after Sir Francis Drake. Cavendish had squandered the fortune he made on his circumnavigation and in an attempt to regain his wealth undertook a second such voyage, which ended in disaster. Departing from Plymouth in August 1591, he reached the Strait of Magellan by March 1592 but was unable to pass through because of stormy weather. After two months, his crew rebelled; they were almost out of food, "as smalle a portion as ever men were at in the seaes" (fol. 34), and forced Cavendish to abandon the expedition.

From the description of Account of the last voyage of Thomas Cavendish, 1592. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 775730478

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Subjects:

  • Chron--1592
  • Ocean travel--Early works to 1800
  • Mutiny--Early works to 1800
  • Seafaring life--Early works to 1800

Occupations:

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Places:

  • Magellan, Strait of (Chile and Argentina) (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • South America (as recorded)