Rooke, Sir George (16501709)

Rooke, Sir George, British admiral, born at Canterbury; distinguished himself at the battle of Cape La Hogue in 1692; in an expedition against Cadiz destroyed the Plate-fleet in the harbour of Vigo in 1702; assisted in the capture of Gibraltar from the Spaniards in 1704, and fought a battle which lasted a whole day with a superior French force off Malaga the same year (16501709).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Ronsard, Pierre
Röntgen, Wilhelm Konrad von
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Rooke, Sir George
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