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}}'''Sir Francis Drake''' was an anthropomorphic duck.
 
}}'''Sir Francis Drake''' was an anthropomorphic duck.
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
Sir Francis Drake was a corsair working for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth of England in the 16th century. After one of his raids, he came to possess ancient books from the Library of Alexandria; rather than taking the risk of carrying the fragile and venerable tomes on his warship, he left them in his first mate [[Malcolm McDuck]]'s care in the colony of [[Fort Duckburg|Drake Borough]], in what would become [[Calisota]], and resumed his pillaging lifestyle.<ref>All according to [[Don Rosa]]'s stories ''[[His Majesty, McDuck]]'' and ''[[W.H.A.T.A.L.O.T.T.A.J.A.R.G.O.N.]]''.</ref> He seems to have also left some other treasure in Drake Borough.<ref>According to the as-yet unpublished outside of Italy and Portrugal story, ''[https://coa.inducks.org/story.php?c=I+TL+3139-1 Il tresoro di Francis Drake]''</ref>. At one point Sir Drake was officially in command of all British corsair ships.<ref>According to [[Carl Barks]]'s ''[[The Ghost of the Grotto]]''.</ref>
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Sir Francis Drake was a corsair working for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth of England in the 16th century. After one of his raids, he came to possess ancient books from the Library of Alexandria; rather than taking the risk of carrying the fragile and venerable tomes on his warship, he left them in his first mate [[Malcolm McDuck]]'s care in the colony of [[Fort Duckburg|Drake Borough]], in what would become [[Calisota]], and resumed his pillaging lifestyle.<ref>All according to [[Don Rosa]]'s stories ''[[His Majesty, McDuck]]'' and ''[[W.H.A.T.A.L.O.T.T.A.J.A.R.G.O.N.]]''.</ref> He seems to have also left some other treasure in Drake Borough.<ref>According to the as-yet unpublished outside of Italy and Portrugal story, ''[https://coa.inducks.org/story.php?c=I+TL+3139-1 Il tresoro di Francis Drake]''</ref> At one point Sir Drake was officially in command of all British corsair ships.<ref>According to [[Carl Barks]]'s ''[[The Ghost of the Grotto]]''.</ref>
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
He was first mentioned in 1947 in [[Carl Barks]]'s story ''[[The Ghost of the Grotto]]''.
 
He was first mentioned in 1947 in [[Carl Barks]]'s story ''[[The Ghost of the Grotto]]''.
 
===Notes and references===
 
===Notes and references===
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Latest revision as of 18:56, March 29, 2020

Sir Francis Drake was an anthropomorphic duck.

DescriptionEdit

Sir Francis Drake was a corsair working for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth of England in the 16th century. After one of his raids, he came to possess ancient books from the Library of Alexandria; rather than taking the risk of carrying the fragile and venerable tomes on his warship, he left them in his first mate Malcolm McDuck's care in the colony of Drake Borough, in what would become Calisota, and resumed his pillaging lifestyle.[3] He seems to have also left some other treasure in Drake Borough.[4] At one point Sir Drake was officially in command of all British corsair ships.[5]

Behind the scenesEdit

He was first mentioned in 1947 in Carl Barks's story The Ghost of the Grotto.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Birth and death dates as per his historical counterpart, assumed to be the same in the comics' continuity.
  2. Birth and death dates as per his historical counterpart, assumed to be the same in the comics' continuity.
  3. All according to Don Rosa's stories His Majesty, McDuck and W.H.A.T.A.L.O.T.T.A.J.A.R.G.O.N..
  4. According to the as-yet unpublished outside of Italy and Portrugal story, Il tresoro di Francis Drake
  5. According to Carl Barks's The Ghost of the Grotto.

Behind the scenesEdit

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