El Draque: A Brief Biography Of Sir Francis Drake

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El Draque was his name to the Spanish. Sir Francis Drake was an explorer and pirate. At first, he came from a farming family but sailed the sea with his cousin at a young age. Drake was born around 1540 to 1544; however the record was not found, but based on later events that happened. He was born in Devonshire, England, and died in January 28, 1596 in Portobelo, Panama, when he was around 56 years of age. From 1577 to 1580, he circumnavigated the world, and was the second person to do that in a single expedition, but first one to complete the journey as a captain. He was considered the most renowned season of the time of Elizabethan era. Since he was a great sea captain, Elizabeth I awarded him a knighthood in 1581. He also defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588. However, he was considered as a pirate to Spaniards. He was the leader of the expedition that passes around South American and through the difficult Strait of Magellan.…show more content…
He is the son of Mary Myllwaye and Edmund Drake. Drake was obligated to a merchant that sailed trading goods between the England and France. The Hawkinses and Drake were privateers who seize merchant ships from the lanes off the French coast. By 1560s, he had his own ship named Judith. His cousin, John Hawkins and him sailed all the way to African and were illegal slave traders. Then traveled to New Spain to earn money from selling their slaves to the settlers, which was against the Spanish Law. They were captive in the Mexican port of San Juan de Ulúa, and then escaped which deepen the Spanish’s hatred toward

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