Sir Francis Drake
Sir Francis Drake's
date of birth is unknown, however he was born near Tavistock, Devonshire, in
These two maps show the
area of American that Drake discovered when he circumnavigated the globe. The
map on the right shows Whale Cove on the coast of Oregon, and the map below
shows a map Drake made of the area.
Important Facts About Sir Francis Drake
- Queen Elizabeth supported Sir Francis Drake for his voyages.
- Sir Francis Drake made four voyages: two to the West Indies, one to the
Panama Canal, looked at the Pacific Ocean, and a trip around the world.
- Sir Francis Drake was allowed to raid the Spanish ports.
- Sir Francis Drake's ship was named the "Pelican", later it was renamed the
- Sir Francis Drake was knighted by Queen Elizabeth.
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