Hakluyt, Richard an eminent English clergyman and historian, was born in London in 1553, and educated at Christ Church, Oxford. He died in 1616. He published Divers Voyages touching the Discovery of America, and the Islands Adjacent unto the Same, (1582). He was prebendary of Westminster in 1605, and rector of Witheringset, in Suffolk. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.