- Name: Walter Raleigh
- Died: 10/29/1618
- Born: unknown
- Occupation: Writer, poet, soldier, courtier, explorer
Sir Walter Raleigh (/ , /,; c.?1552 (or 1554)? 29 October 1618), also spelled Ralegh, was an English landed gentleman, writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy and explorer. He was cousin to Sir Richard Grenville and younger half-brother of Sir Humphrey Gilbert. He is also well known for popularising tobacco in England. Raleigh was one of the most notable figures of the Elizabethan era.
School: Oriel College, Oxford
Birth Place: Hayes Barton, East Budleigh, Devon, England
Death Place: London, England