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Tag: Ferdinand Magellan

TED-Ed: How Magellan circumnavigated the globe – Ewandro Magalhaes

Ferdinand Magellan (1480 – 1521) was the first to sail from Europe westwards towards South America and find a way to the Pacific Ocean with the goal of finding the Spice Islands in Indonesia. After sailing across the Pacific Ocean, he died in battle on the island of Mactan in the Philippines. Of his fleet, …

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Gallup-Diaz: Great Voyages: Ferdinand Magellan

Magellan’s circumnavigation was a complex event—a feat of navigation and exploration that also saw hardship, shipwreck, and mutiny visited upon the expedition’s crew. In a process that would become paradigmatic, Europeans found themselves enmeshed in regional and local politics—a causative element in Magellan’s death. Dr. Gallup-Diaz examines the varied and interconnected maritime, cultural, and political …

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