A BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE FIRST VOYAGE AROUND THE WORLD BY MAGELLAN

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A BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE FIRST VOYAGE AROUND THE WORLD BY MAGELLAN BY ANTONIO PIGAFETTA On September 15, 1519 “Victoria”, the ship that Magellan was on, sailed from Spain in an effort to find a western sea route to the rich Spice Islands of Indonesia. In command of five ships and 270 men, he sailed to West Africa, Brazil where he searched the American coast for a strait, Started at Rio de la Plata south of brazil but failed and finally discovered the strait the he had been seeking”The strait of Magellan” as it becomes known located near the tip of south america.3 ships only entered through the strait one wrecked and one deserted,it took 38 days to navigate the strait becoming the first European explorer to reach the Pacific ocean from Atlantic,he also named the ocean Pacific derived from the Latin word pacificus as it was described as peaceful and tranquil. Crossing the ocean for 99 days then finally stops at the Island of Guam on March 6, 1521 Ten days later March 16, 1521, He arrived and anchored at Philipines. Accompanied by Antonio Pigafetta and his crewmates not knowing the dreadful event that will take place on the island of the Philippines
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