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October 1618 in History

Events in History


BattleExecution

Oct 29 English adventurer, writer and courtier Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against King James I of England

Explorer Walter Raleigh
Explorer
Walter Raleigh
King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI

Deaths in History


BattleWalter Raleigh

Oct 29 Walter Raleigh, English scholar, poet, historian and explorer, beheaded for treason at about 64

Explorer Walter Raleigh
Explorer
Walter Raleigh