Sir Francis Drake was born in Devon, England in 1540. He was the oldest of 12 sons. His father, Edmund Drake, was a Protestant farmer, and his mother was named Mary Mylwaye. Because of the Prayer Book Rebellion in 1549, the family fled to Kent.
In Kent, Drake apprenticed in coastal trade. He became interested, and stayed in that field all his life. He married Mary Newman in 1569, and after she died, he remarried Elizabeth Sydenham.
In 1563, Drake made his first voyage to the Americas with his second cousin Sir John Hawkins. They attacked towns and stole slaves off the coast of West Africa.
In 1572, Sir Francis Drake went on his first independent trip. When he attacked the Isthmus of Panama, he stole all the treasures their, making him rich.
I am so rich! Yay!
In 1577, Drake became the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe. When arriving home, the queen awarded him with knighthood. He took part in the Spanish Armada, and later continued with smaller exploration.
Sir Francis Drake was the first Englishman to sail the globe, made many voyages that proved his success, and he was happy with his wealth, having a lot of money from places he had discovered. Sir Francis Drake died near the coast of Panama in 1596 and was buried at sea.