Person:Sir Richard Grenville (1)

Sir Richard Grenville
b.6 Jun 1542
d.10 Sep 1591
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  1. Sir Richard Grenville1542 - 1591
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Facts and Events
Name Sir Richard Grenville
Gender Male
Birth[1] 6 Jun 1542
Death[1] 10 Sep 1591

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Sir Richard Grenville (15 June 1542 – 10 September 1591) (alias Greynvile, Greeneville, Greenfield etc.) was an English Member of Parliament for Cornwall, Soldier, Sheriff of Cork from 1569-70, Armed Merchant Fleet Owner, Privateer, Sheriff of Cornwall in 1576–77, Colonizer, and explorer. He took part in the early English attempts to settle the New World, and also participated in the fight against the Spanish Armada. He died in 1591 at the Battle of Flores, characteristically fighting against overwhelming odds, and refusing to surrender his ship to the far more numerous Spanish. He was the grandfather of Sir Richard Grenville, of English Civil War fame.

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