Definition of Hawkins, Sir John in English:

Hawkins, Sir John

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɔːkɪnz
 
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(also Hawkyns)
  • (1532–95), English sailor. Involved in the slave trade and privateering, he later helped build up the fleet which defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588.

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