Why Is Sir Francis Drake so Famous?

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Sir Francis Drake was famous for successfully sailing around the globe which paved the way for England's expansion into the new world. He also served as a vice-admiral in the English fleet during the sea battles with the Spanish Armada in 1588.
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Sir Francis Drake was famous for being the FIRST captain(as magallen died in phillipines and did not continue the journey but his ship did) to successfully sail around the globe,
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Drake led the second expedition to sail around the world in a voyage lasting from
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From a California perspective, he proved that explorers were exploring in California long before we thought. He did other great things though. Circumnavigated the globe, was a soldier
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Sir Francis Drake was a figure from the Elizabeth era. He worked as a navigator, privateer, Sea Captain and politician during the regime of Elizabeth I. He was even awarded a knighthood
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Sir Francis was famous for successfully navigating round the world. Francis Drake was born in Tavistock, Devon.
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