About Francis Drake
Francis Drake was an English sea captain, explorer and slaver during the Elizabethan era known for carrying out the second circumnavigation of the world in an expedition that lasted from 1577 to 1580 and for his 1588 commanding of the English fleet against the Spanish Armada. While he was a hero in England, he was considered a pirate to the Spaniards who knew him as El Draque.
He was married twice. His first marriage was to Mary Newman in 1569. After Mary's death in 1581, he married Elizabeth Sydenham in 1585. He remained married to Elizabeth until his death in 1596.
He was awarded a knighthood in 1581 by Elizabeth I of England.
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F.A.Q. about Francis Drake
When is his birthday?
Francis Drake's birthday is on January 27, 1540.
In how many days is his birthday?
Francis Drake's birthday is in 358 days
How old was Francis Drake when he died?
He was 56 years old.
When did he die?
He died in January 27, 1596.
How old would he be today?
Francis Drake would be 483 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Francis Drake from?
He was born in Crowndale, Devon, England, UK.