Who was Sir Francis Drake? Discover the life of the Tudor sailor and privateer.
What did Francis Drake discover?
Francis Drake became the first European to sail and explore much of the Americas. However, Drake didn't 'discover' these lands, as indiginous populations were settled long before Drake landed.
The Straits of Magellen
Drake became the first Englishman to navigate the Straits of Magellan, a sea route at the southern tip of South America linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.