The Life of Francis Drake

Timeline created by fcisuperguy
In History
  • Jan 1, 1543

    Francis Drake is Born

    Francis Drake is born on an unknown day this year.
  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1543

    Francis Drake's Lifespan

  • Jan 1, 1558

    Death of Mary Tudor, Crowning of Elizabeth Tudor

    Mary Tudor dies and King Philip's title as King of England lapses. Elizabeth Tudor is crowned at 25 years old.
  • Oct 2, 1567

    Drake sails to the New World

    Francis Drake sails with John Hawkins to the New World, where the Spanish kill 500 Englishmen. Drake narrowly escapes on the ship "Judith".
  • Jan 1, 1570

    Francis Drake sets off for the West Indies

  • Jan 1, 1571

    Francis Drake returns from the West Indies

  • Jan 1, 1572

    Drake sets off for the West Indies again(to plunder treasure)

  • Jan 1, 1573

    Francis Drake returns victorious with L20000 in riches

  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1577
    Jan 1, 1580

    Francis Drake sails around the World

    Francis Drake sails around the world for the first time.
  • Jan 1, 1581

    Francis Drake is knighted

  • Francis Drake is sent to attack Spanish settlements

  • Francis Drake dies of dysentery after failing his mission