John Hawkins

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Hawkins, John


(also Hawkyns). Born in 1532 in Plymouth; died Dec. 11, 1595. English admiral.

Hawkins laid the foundation for the English slave trade, which was one of the sources of the primary accumulation of capital in England. In 1588 he fought in the battle against the Spanish Armada. In 1595, together with Admiral F. Drake, he took part in an expedition to the West Indies. Hawkins died during the voyage.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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This includes the impact of Steffani's theories and their adoption by Pepusch, as well as the wider impact of the Academy, for example on the development of John Hawkins's five-volume General History of the Science and Practice of Music (London: T Payne and Son, 1776)--evidence of Hawkins's enthusiasm for the ideals of the Academy can be found in his Account of the Institution and Progress of the Academy of Ancient Music, published in 1770.
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The main events of Drake's life are well known, and Dudley does little more than briefly summarize them: his voyages of semiofficial piracy to the Caribbean in the 1560s and 1570s; his spectacular and provocative circumnavigation of 1577-1580; his raid on Cadiz in 1587 and role in defeating the Armada in 1588; and his death, with John Hawkins, during a futile series of raids along the Spanish Main in 1596.
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A study of the cousin of Sir Francis Drake, Sir John Hawkins: Queen Elizabeth's Slave Trader by Harry Kelsey (Yale University Press, 25 [pounds sterling]) looks at the life of one of the first Englishmen to participate in the slave trade and a seaman who played a key role in the defeat of the Spanish Armada of 1588.