OTDIH 26 September 1580 Francis Drake completed his circumnavigation of the Earth

On this day in history, 26th September 1580, the Golden Hind sailed into Plymouth and completed Francis Drake’s circumnavigation of the Earth.

He was knighted at Deptford on 4th April 1581.

Map of Sir Francis Drake’s circumnavigation of the globe 1577-1580 engraved by Nicola van Sype.