Explorers Heroes

Sir Francis Drake

by Savia from Tiburon

Sir Francis Drake. He was born in Tavistock, UK around 1540-1544. He died in Portobelo, Panama, in January 28, 1596. He got knighted by Queen Elizabeth, and that's how he got the "Sir" in his name. Because before he was just Francis Drake.

He obtained his first command when he was only ten. Before becoming an explorer he was a privateer. Google defines a privateer as "an armed ship owned and officered by private individuals holding a government commission and authorized for use in war, especially in the capture of enemy merchant shipping".

He discovered South America. And got knighted by Queen Elizabeth after his journey. He was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the world. He now has a street named after him in Corte Madera.

My hero's qualities include adventurous because he explored all around the world going on adventures. He was selfless because he discovered new places which made the world bigger so everyone can have homes. He was very brave because he did things no one has ever done before so they didn't know it was safe.

He is important to me because he discovered making the world bigger so I could have a home and everyone else could have one too. He had a hardship which was that when he was coming back from circumnavigating the world the furious Spaniards were coming back to England. He is not only important to me but to many others including Queen Elizabeth because she was the one to knight him.

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Last edited 3/1/2016 12:53:57 PM

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