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Richard Hakluyt
Hakluyt depicted in stained glass in the West Window of the South Transept of Bristol Cathedral – Charles Eamer Kempe, c. 1905.
Born c. 1552 or 1553
Hereford, Herefordshire; or London, England
Died 23 November 1616(1616-11-23) (aged 64)
London, England
Occupation Author, editor and translator
Nationality English
Period 1580–1609
Subjects Exploration; geography; travel

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Richard Hakluyt (pronounced /ˈhæklʊt/, /ˈhæklət/, or /ˈhækəlwɪt/) (c. 1552 or 1553 – 23 November 1616) was an English writer. He is famous for his efforts in promoting the settlement of North America by the English through his works. His most important books are Divers Voyages Touching the Discoverie of America (1582) and The Principal Navigations, Voiages, Traffiques and Discoueries of the English Nation (1598–1600).

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The first page of volume 1 of the expanded edition of Hakluyt's The Principal Navigations, Voiages, Traffiques and Discoueries of the English Nation (1598)

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