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Hakluyt, Richard, English clergyman and geographical writer, was born in 1553, was for some years chaplain to the English Embassy in Paris, and at the time of his death in 1616 was Archdeacon of Westminster. Between 1582 and 1589 he compiled, in three volumes, his famous collection of voyages. Many editions, some with additions recommended by Hakluyt himself, have since been published. In continuation of his work, the Hakluyt Society "for the publication of rare and valuable voyages, travels, and geographical records" was formed in London in 1846.