Sir Francis Drake
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1543 - 1596
Drake was born in Devonshire, England
1560 - 1568
Drake was given command to sail the Judith. Drake and his cousin John Hawkins sailed to Africa and were prisoners. The two got out but many others died.
1572 - 1573
Drake went on his first independent voyage to Panama to attack them and get silver and gold.
1577 - 1580
Drake and his crew set sail December 13 to attack Spanish settlements. Drake went to South America then across the Pacific ocean. Drake never intended to go around the world but he was pushed.
1580 - 1581
When Drake came back from his around the world expedition he came back with lots of treasure and Queen Elizibeth I rewarded him by making him a knight.
1585 - 1586
Between the years of 1585 and 1586 the relations with Spain and England grew worse.
1588 - 1589
Spain attacks England in a crescent shape of ships and Drake was the vice admiral.
1595 - 1596
Drakes last voyage ended when Queen Elizibeth ordered him to attack Spain in Panama to get treasure and he died of a fever.