Richard Hakluyt

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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.
Hakluyt depicted in stained glass in the West Window of the South Transept of Bristol CathedralCharles Eamer Kempe, c. 1905.
OccupationAuthor, editor and translator
NationalityEnglish
Period1580–1609
SubjectExploration; geography; travel

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Richard Hakluyt (pronounced /ˈhæklʊt/, /ˈhæklət/, or /ˈhækəlwɪt/)[1] (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)
  • Hakluyt, Richard (1582). Divers Voyages Touching the Discoverie of America and the Ilands Adjacent unto the Same, Made First of All by Our Englishmen and Afterwards by the Frenchmen and Britons: With Two Mappes Annexed Hereunto. London: [Thomas Dawson] for T. Woodcocke. Quarto. Reprint:

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  1. McHenry, Patrick (2004-11-02). "Richard Hakluyt". The Literary Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2007-04-21.

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