Magellan and Coronado

Magellan and Coronado - Magellan and Coronado By: Mrs. Mays...

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Unformatted text preview: Magellan and Coronado By: Mrs. Mays Ferdinand Magellan Magellan Ferdinand Magellan was a Portugese maritime (sea) explorer who sailed for the country of Spain (just like Columbus and Cortes). He led the 1st successful attempt to sail around the entire Earth! Magellan = 1 st attempt to go all the way around the world! Magellan He became the first person to lead an expedition sailing westward from Europe to Asia and to cross the Pacific Ocean. Asia <<<<<< Pacific Ocean <<<<< Europe (west) (west) North West East South <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Starting point Magellan He did not complete his final, westward voyage; he was killed during the Battle of Mactan in the Phillipines (April 27, 1521). He did , however, die farther west than the Spice Islands of Indonesia, which he had visited from the west on earlier voyages, making him one of the 1st individuals to cross all the meridians of the globe . Magellan Of the 237-270 crew members who set out with Magellan to circumnavigate the globe, only 17 managed to return to Spain and complete the circumnavigation. They were led by Spaniard Juan Sebastin Elcano , who took over command of the expedition after Magellan's death. Magellan was the first man to travel all the way around the world (circumnavigate Earth)..well sort of. Magellan Quiz 1. Magellan sailed which direction from Europe to Asia? West 2. Which ocean did he cross? Pacific 3. What does circumnavigate mean?...
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