Sea captain and slaver who commanded the English fleet against the Spanish Armada under Queen Elizabeth I in 1588.
He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth on April 4, 1581.
He was sent by Elizabeth I to make expeditions on several occasions.
He made his first sea voyage to the New World when he was 23.
He married Mary Newman in 1569, and she died shortly after. At the time of his own death, he was married to Elizabeth Sydenham.
- The meaning of the name Drake: Dragon