Sir Francis Drake

By: Gavin&Renae

Sailing through the Ocean

In November of 1577, Drake set sail to the Strait of Magellan, he went with 150 men and 5 ships. He and the crew went through a 350 mile long waterway at the southern end of South America. Luckily Drake's ship, the Golden Hide, made it through the strait of Magellan. Drake was the first Englishman to sail around the world.

Fast Facts about Drake

It took Drake three years, from 1577 to 1580, to sail around the world. He was considered one of England's best explorers. His last voyage was 1596. Drake had a wife but no kids.

Born and Died

Sir Francis Drake was born in Devon, England in the 1540s. His father was Edmund Drake and his mother was Mary Mylwaya Drake. He died January 27,1596 when he was at sea. His body was placed inside a lead casket and slipped overboard.
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