Francis Drake

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Background Information

  • He was born in 1540, in Tavistack, England.
  • He died on January 28, 1596 in Portobelo, Panama.

Achievements

  • He defeated the Spanish Armada.
  • Took back a large cargo of spices and Spanish treasure to England.
  • Became the most renowned seaman of the Elizabethan era.

Impact On Today

  • He influenced exploring the world.
  • He landed at the state of California and claimed it for Queen Elizabeth I.

Interesting Facts

  • He saved colonists from Roanoke.
  • He completed the first circumnavigation in the world.

Citations

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    2014. <http://www.biography.com/people/francis-drake-9278809?page=2>.