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* c. 1540 in Tavistock, Devon
+ 1596 near Portobelo, Panama
Sir Francis Drake was an English sea captain, privateer, slave
trader, pirate, naval officer and explorer of the Elizabethan era.
Drake carried out the second circumnavigation of the world in a
single expedition, from 1577 to 1580,
and was the first to complete the voyage as captain while leading
the expedition throughout the entire circumnavigation.
2020 J. Giesen