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Drake, Sir Francis

Harry Kelsey

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195149227
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/8022
Drake, Sir Francis

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Drake, Sir Francis (1540–1596), pirate, sea captain, and explorer, was born about February or March 1540 in Crowndale, near Tavistock, Devon, the eldest of five known children of Edmund Drake (d. 1566) of Tavistock. Edmund's wife is unknown, though she may have been named ...

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Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades ; Transport ; World History ; Maps and Map-making ; Australasian and Pacific History ; History of the Americas ; Property Law ; Property Crime ; African History ; Travel and Holiday

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