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Caballes, Joehannah Ingrid D.BSN 1-1Magellan's Voyage Around the World1. Who is Antonio Pigafetta? What is his role in the Magellan-Elcano expedition?Antonio Pigafetta was the eldest son of Giovanni Pigafetta to second wife Angela Zoga.He is a well educated young man possessing an avid curiosity of the world around him.He was a Venetian scholar and explorer. He joined the expedition to the Spice Islandsled by explorer Ferdinand Magellan under the flag of King Charles I of Spain and, afterMagellan's death in the Philippines, the subsequent voyage around the world. Duringthe expedition, he served as Magellan's assistant and kept a accurate journal whichlater assisted him in translating the Cebuano language. He was among the 18 survivorswho returned to Spain on September 6, 1522 abroad the Victoria with Juan SebastianElcano.2. According to Pigafetta, how did the locals of the island welcome Magellan and hiscrew?According to Pigafetta, Magellan and his crew in the island of Raia Colambu and RaiaSiaui and in the island called Zubu, they were welcome peacefully. Until then, Lapu-lapu, one of Mactan's village chiefs, refused to cooperate and obey the King of Spainwho made Magellan angry, resulting in a war.3. How are the islander's way of life, cultural practices and religious beliefs described?What does Pigafetta's account tell us about the conditions of the Visayan islands in the16th century?Pigafetta first recognized the food the islanders have when some are provided at thefirst meet. How beneficial coconut is to the Islanders. It's not just Islanders' food thatPigafetta included in his journal but he also mentioned the Islander's appearance. As
mentioned by Pigafetta, the people who live near the island where they have holes intheir ears quite large that they can pass their arms through them and go naked, with asoft cloth woven around their pivies from a tree's bark, except for some of the chiefswho wear cotton cloth that is embroidered with silk at the ends with a needle. Inconclusion, the Islanders were the kind of people happy with what they have and theyare very much dependent on nature.The account of Pigafetta showed that the people ofthe Visayan Islands lived a simple life in the 16th century but they were graduallychanging as a result of the voyagers' influence.4. Based on Pigafetta's account, how did the battle of Mactan start?It began when Lapu-lapu, in their village, did not want to comply and follow the King ofSpain on his intent. Magellan get mad and did not go to Mactan. Magellan didn't want tofight then, but sent a message to the Moro's natives that if they obeyed the king ofSpagnia, recognized the Christian king as their sovereign, and paid tribute to them, hewould be their friend, but if they wanted otherwise, they would have to wait to see howtheir lances were wounded.