Francis Drake cause of death

Francis Drake’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday) July 13, 1540

Death Date January 27, 1596

Age of Death 55 years

Cause of Death Dysentery

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The explorer Francis Drake died at the age of 55. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Sea captain and slaver who commanded the English fleet against the Spanish Armada under Elizabeth I of England in 1588.

He made his first sea voyage to the New World when he was 23.

He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth on April 4, 1581.

Personal Life

He married Mary Newman in 1569, and she died shortly after. At the time of his own death, he was married to Elizabeth Sydenham.

He was sent by Elizabeth I to make expeditions on several occasions.

How did Francis Drake die?

Drake sailed on with his injured fleet to attack the port of Panamá in early January 1596, but was, once again, defeated. A couple weeks later, Sir Francis Drake died aboard ship of dysentery on January 28, 1596, and was buried at sea near Portobelo on the Caribbean coast of Panamá.