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FrancoMaegan FrancoProfessor ButlerHIST 1112, World History II, Term B19 March 2018Voyages of Sir Francis Drake and Ferdinand MagellanIn 1519, Ferdinand Magellan set out on a voyage on behalf of Spain in hopes to discover a western sea route to the Spice Islands but as a result, was the first to be credited with circumnavigating the globe. Because his trip was occupied with many struggles and tragedies, and proved to be quite dangerous, it was not attempted again for many years. In 1577, it was attempted again by Sir Francis Drake and was successfully completed in 1580. The two had verydifferent voyages but both with the same goal in mind: to acquire fame and fortune. Magellan’s fleet consisted of five different ships. He commanded the lead ship Trinidadand the four other ships were named the San Antonio, the Conception, the Victoria, and the Santiago. The fleet departed from Spain and sailed around South America, where they discovered the Strait of Magellan, and then sailed across an unknown ocean which he named “the Pacific” because it means “peaceful”. Onward the ships went and eventually stopped in the Philippines, where Magellan met his last day. The voyage continued without him and many of his men westward towards Spain, and finally the Victoria returned without the other ships, thus accomplishing the first circumnavigation of our world. Like Magellan, Sir Francis Drake too had five ships amongst his fleet. The greatest of these being the Golden Hind. The Golden Hind was led by Drake and was the largest of the five ships weighing in at 120 tons. Drake’s fleet left Plymouth and sailed between the five continents 1