7/24/2019Explorers for Kids: Sir Francis Drake1/7Parents and Teachers: Support Ducksters by following us on or .Custom SearchSearchHistory Biography Geography Science GamesSee AlsoAdvertisementSir Francis DrakeBiography>> Explorers for Kids
7/24/2019Explorers for Kids: Sir Francis Drake2/7Francis Drakeby Jodocus HondiusOccupation:Explorer, privateerBorn:1540 or 1544 in Tavistock, EnglandDied:January 27, 1596 in Portobelo, PanamaBest known for:First Englishman to sail around the world and defeating the Spanish ArmadaBiography:Where did Francis Drake grow up?Francis Drake was born sometime between 1540 and 1544 in Tavistock, England. His father was a minister for thenavy and Francis grew up near the sea. He went to work for a sea captain at a young age and found his home livingand working on a ship. Someday he would make his fortune and fame at sea.Biography of Sir Francis Drake
7/24/2019Explorers for Kids: Sir Francis Drake3/7First ExpeditionDrake's first expedition was with John Hawkins. He captained the ship Judith, one of six ships that made up the fleet.Hawkins first led the fleet to Africa where they captured people to sell into slavery. Then they sailed across theAtlantic to the New World. They sold the slaves at a Spanish port, but they were betrayed. Spanish warshipsattacked the fleet and destroyed many of the ships. Drake and the Judith were able to escape, but he never forgavethe Spanish.