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Francis Drake

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Vice Admiral Sir Francis Drake (c. 154028 Januar, 1596) wis an Inglis privateer, navigator, naval pioneer, pirate, politeecian, an ceevil ingineer o the Elizabethan period. He wis the first Inglisman (an the first chiel on oniething ither than a Spaingie ship) ti gang aw the wey aboot the globe, atween 1577 an 1580. He wis knichtit on his return bi Queen Elizabeth I o Ingland. He wis seicont-in-command o the Inglis fleet that defeatit the Spaingie Armada in 1588.


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