Sir Francis Drake
Age of Exploration
Beginnings and First Expidition
The Second Expodition
In 1595, The queen asked Drake and his cousin Hawkins to go take Spain's treasure supply from panama in hopes of stopping the war. After defeat in Nombre de Dios, Drake moved farther west and anchored off the coast of Portobelo, Panama. There, Drake caught dysentery and died of a fever on January 28, 1956. He was buried in a lead coffin at sea near Portobelo. No one has found the coffin.