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Christia HenryJanuary 25, 2017Maritime ExplorationFerdinand Magellan and Sir Francis Drake were the first two people to circumnavigate aroundthe world. This means that they each sailed all the way around the world. Although this was adifficult task, they probably had no idea about how difficult it would be. They did not know whattype of things they would encounter. They had different reasons for traveling all the way aroundthe globe, but they each followed through with their plans.Ferdinand Magellan was born in Portugal in 1480. He served as a page of the Queen. He becamevery well educated and showed interest in navigation. He was the first to circumnavigate theglobe. His voyage lasted for 3 years.Magellan believed that the Spice Islands could be reachedby sailing west. He proposed his theory to the Portugal king, but he was rejected. He then set outto gain support. He proposed his theory once again to King Charles V. King Charles waspersuaded to sponsor Magellan’s voyage on March 22.Magellan and his crew departed inSeptember 1519. He took 5 ships. The names of the ships were The Conception, The Conception,The Santiago, The Trinidad, and The Victoria. Magellan and his crew sailed west from Spain,first landing in South America. They landed in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil to restock on supplies.They then sailed to Rio Gallegos, Argentina, because of the weather. They waited there fromwinter until spring when the weather ceased. The Santiago was sent out to find a route, but waswrecked in May. This delayed the voyage until 1520. When they decided to continue the voyage,

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KAVORI
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Chemistry, Ferdinand Magellan, Sir Francis Drake, Cape Horn, Francis Drake, Magellan

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