Francis Drake
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Francis Drake

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Birthday
13, 1540
Birthplace
Tavistock, England
Death Date
Jan 27, 1596 (55)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
13, 1540
Birthplace
Tavistock, England
Death Date
Jan 27, 1596 (55)

About

Sea captain and slaver who commanded the English fleet against the Spanish Armada under Queen Elizabeth I in 1588.

Before Fame

He made his first sea voyage to the New World when he was 23.

Trivia

He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth on April 4, 1581.

Family Life

He married Mary Newman in 1569, and she died shortly after. At the time of his own death, he was married to Elizabeth Sydenham.

Associated With

He was sent by Elizabeth I to make expeditions on several occasions.