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Carr 1Paris CarrProfessor KnaptonWorld HistoryFebruary 10, 2020Sir Drake’s and Magellan’s Voyage in the 16thCenturyWhen sailing across oceans, one must face challenges, especially if one is scoutingthrough a route for the first time and without a map to follow. Ferdinand Magellan was a well-known voyager of his time. He set out in 1517 after Spain agreed to pay for his journey. He wasfaced with dangers of all kinds while on his voyage. He faced starvation when they were on thePacific Ocean, having packed very little food for the journey. Most crew members succumbed tohunger while the others had to eat leather, sawdust, and rats. They also faced issues with badweather at sea. Many of his crew members died of diseases, especially when they turned towardsthe south; it became too cold for them. The seas also proved to be a little too rough for them tohandle ("Dangers and Problems Magellan Faced by Anushka").Francis Drake was also faced with some challenges at sea. As he headed home from hiscircumnavigation journey, he met with Spaniards, who were furious (Edina Public Schools).Unfortunately, they were in his way to get to England. This, however, proved to be more thanjust a hurdle as it helped him change the route to go on the route used by Magellan. Thus, thisrendered Drake the first man to circumnavigate the whole world from his previous halfcircumnavigation. Another challenge Drake faced on his voyage was when some of his ships hita coral reef when they were at the Indian islands. One of the ships got stuck in the coral and lateron sank. The waters at the Magellan Straits were somewhat difficult to navigate through, so allthe other ships sank, leaving only Drake's ship standing.
Carr 2Traveling to a new place, one that has never been set foot by another, one is likely toencounter new things, be it animals or plants or remnants of whatever inhabited the place.Magellan, in his quest for fame and fortune, made some significant discoveries. He discovered amodern-day Strait of Magellan, where he also passed through in 1520 ("Discoveries"). He wasalso the first person to land in Tierra del Fuego or Land of fire owing to the much smoke he sawin the area. Additionally, he also discovered the Philippines on his way to the spice island. He

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Term
Fall
Professor
John Pitts
Tags
Ferdinand Magellan, Sir Francis Drake, Cape Horn, Francis Drake, Tierra del Fuego

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