In 1609, Henry Hudson claimed the Hudson Bay. He took 4 voyages in search of the Northwest Passage. In 1608, a company in England paid for Hudson's first 2 expeditions. He was in search of gold. He failed though.
De soto sailed in 1539 and died in 1542. He died at young age. He went on a voyage in the south eastern. He was also in search of gold. He failed too though. Him and Hudson both took voyages.
I can tell you one thing they both had in common. They both found no gold!