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History1.Who is Antonio Pigafetta? What is his role in the Magellan-Elcano expedition?A:Antonio Pigafetta was an Italian scholar and explorer from the Republic of Venice. He joined the expedition to the Spice Islands led by explorer Ferdinand Magellanunder the flag of King Charles I of Spainand, after Magellan's death in the Philippines, the subsequent voyage around the world. During the expedition, he served as Magellan's assistant and kept an accurate journal which later assisted him intranslating the Cebuano language. It is the first recorded document concerning the language.He is one of the 18 men who returned to Spainin 1522, under the command of Juan Sebastián Elcano, out of the approximately 240 men who set out three years earlier. These men completed the first circumnavigationof the world. Pigafetta's surviving journal is the source for much of what is known about Magellan and Elcano's voyage.