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Sir Francis Drake

Sir Francis Drake in Buckland Abbey
16th century, oil on canvas, by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
Born ca. 1540 (1540)
Tavistock, Devon, England
Died 27 January 1596 (1596-01-28) (aged 55)
Portobelo, Colón, Panama
Piratical career
Nickname El Draque (Spanish), Draco (Latin, “The Dragon”)
Type Privateer
Allegiance Kingdom of England
Years active 1563 â€“ 1596
Rank Vice admiral
Base of operations Caribbean Sea
Commands Golden Hind (previously known as Pelican)
Battles/wars Anglo–Spanish War
Battle of Gravelines
Wealth Est. Equiv. US$127.9 million in 2016;[1] #2 Forbes top-earning pirates[2]

There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the true glory.
Francis Drake