Francis Drake

Sir Francis Drake was an English explorer, slave-trader, navigator, privateer, pirate, and politician during the Elizabethan period. Between 1577 and 1580, he led the first English expedition to circumnavigate the world.

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Where is Sir Francis Drake's body?

He was buried in a lead coffin at sea near Portobello. Now divers continue to look for the body.

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Where in California did Francis Drake explore?

According to the latest research as of 2008 in Garry Gitzen's "Francis Drake in Nehalem Bay 1579, Setting the Historical Record Straight", Drake never set foot in what we know today as California. The California landing story was made-up by false claims of a fake plate of brass that was supposedly left by Drake and ignoring previous scholarly research by Zelia Nuttall and 16th century maps by Hondius and Van Sype.

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How did sir Francis's wife Mary Newman die?

Unfortunately, no record of the cause of her death exists today.

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Did Sir Francis Drake have a patron?

yes.

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Why was Sir Francis Drake a Tudor explorer?

Because he sailed around the world looking for ships to raid and he was a very explorative man. He would show no mercy to any oncoming ships.

The years between 1485 and 1603 in English history is called the Tudor period because this was the time when the Tudor dynasty were Kings and Queens of England. Sir Francis Drake lived during this period (1540-1596) so he is called a Tudor explorer.

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Did sir francis drake invent anything?

No

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Why did the spanish in the new world call drake a ''sea dog''?

becaused he robbed people and places

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Did Francis Drake accomplish what he set out to do or did something different happen?

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Was Sir Francis Drake rich?

Yes he was rich but when he was a kid he was very poor. The reason he got rich is because he found like five thousand dollars in money in an abandoned ship and had a ship made partially out of gold.

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Who sir francis drakes mum and dad?

joseph simard and Alexa dufrene

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What day did Sir Francis Drake die on?

Tuesday

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Where did sir francis drake start his journey around the world?

sir francis drake began his journey around the world in plymouth, england.

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What year did sir francis drake die?

He of dysentery on the 27th January 1596.

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Did the golden hinde sink?

The Golden Hind did sink, it sank in 1988 on November 5th.

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What was Sir Francis Drake's nickname?

Actually the Spanish called him the Dragon because they seen him as a fearless Pirate!
The Master Thief and El Draque
The Spanish gave him the name "El Draque" which means "The Dragon."

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Pasos para abrir mi Facebook pagina de Facebook?

Depois de fazer loguin, porque é que não consigo vizualizar a página do Facebook?

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Was Sir Francis Drake royalty or not?

No he was not.

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What day was francis drake born on?

April 17 1540

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When did Sir Francis Drake die?

According to Anglo history, Sir Francis Drake died of dysentery on January 27, 1596, aged 55 while anchored off the coast of Puerto Bello, Panama after an unsuccessful campaign against the Spanish. He was buried at sea in a lead coffin, near Puerto Bello. According to Spanish history, he committed suicide rather than being taken captive by the Spanish.

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Who was the first English man to circumnavigate the world?

The privateer and slaver Francis Drake in 1580, in the 'Pelican', renamed the 'Golden Hind'. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth I for his efforts and, as Sir Francis Drake, he defeated the Spanish Armada.

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Which country did Sir Francis Drake explore for?

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What characteristics did Sir Francis Drake have?

Stutter

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What activity was sir Francis drake doing in Plymouth when the Spanish fleet was sighted?

sir francis was playing a match of bowling and he preferred to finish it before they got ready and its a fact!

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Where did Sebastian vizcaino explore?

The Philippines, new Spain and Baja California.

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Did Sir Francis Drake attend school?

no

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