Francis Drake

Francis Drake

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Sea captain and slaver who commanded the English fleet against the Spanish Armada under Queen Elizabeth I in 1588. He made his first sea voyage to the New World when he was 23. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth on April 4, 1581. He married Mary Newman in 1569, and she died shortly after. At the time of his own death, he was married to Elizabeth Sydenham. He was sent by Elizabeth I to make expeditions on several occasions.
  • When was
    Francis Drake born?

    Francis Drake was born on Saturday, July 13, 1540

  • Where was
    Francis Drake born?

    Francis Drake was born in Tavistock, England

  • How old is
    Francis Drake?

    Francis Drake is 480


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