Walter Raleigh

Walter Raleigh

Born: January 22, 1552

Died: October 29, 1618

Nationality: English

Occupation: Explorer, writer, poet, soldier, courtier

Biography: Sir Walter Raleigh was an English aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, courtier, spy, and explorer. He is also well known for popularising tobacco in England.

Source/Notes: The Works of Sir Walter Ralegh, Kt: Now First Collected : to which are Prefixed The Lives of the Author, by Oldys and Birch (1829 edition)
Source/Notes: Advice to the Earl of Rutland on his Travels (1596).

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Source/Notes: On the snuff of a candle the night before he died; Raleigh's Remains, p. 258, ed. 1661.

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Source/Notes: Poem reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
Source/Notes: Chapter II. - Instructions to his Son and to Posterity (published 1632)