Francis Drake

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1590 or later Marcus Gheeraerts, Sir Francis Drake Buckland Abbey, Devon.jpg

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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