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Sir Walter Raleigh

Portrait of Sir Walter Raleigh inscribed right: Aetatis suae 34 An(no) 1588 (“In the year 1588 of his age 34”) and left: with his motto Amore et Virtute (“By Love and Virtue”). National Portrait Gallery, London, NPG 7
Born (1552-01-22)22 January 1552 (or 1554)
Hayes Barton, East Budleigh, Devon, England
Died 29 October 1618(1618-10-29) (aged c. 65)
London, England
Occupation Writer, poet, soldier, courtier, explorer
Nationality English
Alma mater Oriel College, Oxford
Spouse Elizabeth Throckmorton
Children Damerei, Walter (Wat),[1] Carew

Whosoever, in writing a modern history, shall follow truth too near the heels, it may happily strike out his teeth.
Walter Raleigh
Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall.