Sir Francis Drake

By: Morgan Taylor, Jude Smith

honorable vice admiral was an English sea captain, navigator, and politician of the Elizabethan era.

Sir Francis Drake was the second man to circumnavigate the globe. Also the weather was cold so he was forced to go back to England. He navigated the globe at Queen Elizabeth's request.

Sailed north to seek a route around North America back to the Atlantic

He originated from England and traveled approximately 40,000 miles.

What made drake a famous navigator?

drake was the most renown seaman of the Elizabeth era. he was involved in privacy and illicit slave trading before being chosen in 1577 as the leader of an expedition intended to pass around South America, through the Strait of Magellan, and explore the coast. Drake was most important because he very brave in the fact that he just explored the coast without knowing what was beyond. he was very brave and a true explorer.

When did his circumnavigation of the world take place?

Sir Frances Drake left England in 1577 he then returned from his voyage in 1580. the journey took him all around the globe. This consisted of leaving from England, around south Africa, and the rest of the globe, and then back to England. Some things he could have seen along the way were Africa, whales, harsh weather conditions such as freezing rain (which eventually led to his return to England) He may also have seen other travelers and exchanged new ideas with them.