Definition of Raleigh, Sir Walter in English:

Raleigh, Sir Walter

Line breaks: Sir Wal¦ter Ra|leigh
Pronunciation: /ˈrɑːli
, ˈrɔːli/
(also Ralegh)
( Circa 1552–1618), English explorer, courtier, and writer. A favourite of Elizabeth I, he organized several voyages of exploration and colonization to the Americas, and introduced potato and tobacco plants to England. Imprisoned in 1603 by James I on a charge of conspiracy, he was released in 1616 to lead an expedition in search of El Dorado, but was executed on the original charge when he returned empty-handed.

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