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Sir Walter Raleigh (1554 - 1618)
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Sir Walter Raleigh signed his name many different ways. Once, in 1578, he signed it Rawleyghe. Until 1583 he signed it Rauley. From 1584 until 1618, when he was executed, he signed it Ralegh. Today, people prefer to spell it Raleigh.

He is thought to have been born around 1552 at Hayes Barton, Devonshire, England.

He fought for the Huguenots in 1596.

He privateered with his half brother Sir Humphrey Gilbert. Privateering is when the queen or king gives permission to seize other shi..
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