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Raleigh, Walter, Sir (also Walter Ralegh)

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Born: 1552? AD
Died: 1618 AD.

Nationality: English
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1552 – He was born this year in the house of Hayes Barton, not far from Budleigh Salterton in Devon.

 

1568 - He was registered as an undergraduate at Oriel College, Oxford, but does not seem to have taken up residence.

 

1575 - He was registered at the Middle Temple.

 

1578 - He went on an expedition with Humphrey Gilbert against the Spanish.

 

1579 – He took part in the suppression of the Desmond Rebellions.

 

1581 - He came back to England from Ireland with dispatches as his company had been disbanded.

 

1588 - He was mayor from this year up to 1589.

 

1589 - He attempted a second expedition again establishing a settlement on Roanoke Island.

 

1590 - He traveled from Ireland to the court at London.

 

1602 - He sold the lands to Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork

 

1587 - He attempted a second expedition again establishing a settlement on Roanoke Island.

 

1592 – He was given many rewards by the Queen, including Durham House in the Strand and the estate of Sherborne, Dorset.

 

1591 - He was secretly married to Elizabeth ("Bess") Throckmorton (or Throgmorton).

 

1594 - He explored South America in search of Manoa, the golden city.

 

1596 - He took part in the capture of Cadiz.

 

1597 - He also participated in a voyage to the Azores.

 

1600 - He was the Governor of the Channel Island of Jersey, and he was responsible for modernizing the defenses of the island.

 

1603 - He was imprisoned in the Tower of London on the 19th of July this year. 

 

1616 - He was released from the Tower of London in order to conduct a second expedition to the Orinoco River in South America, in search of El Dorado.

 

1618 – He died on the 29th day of October this year.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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