Surname 1Students NameProfessors NameCourse Date SubmittedMaritime ExplorationIn 1519, the Spaniards, under the captainship of Ferdinand De Magellan, set sail for a voyage around the world. Such made them the first individuals to make a trip circumnavigating the earth. They gave a detailed account of their experiences in various areas in the article Ferdinand Magellan's Voyage Round the World, 1519-1522. Approximately 58 years later, Sir Francis Drake, referred to as Master Francis Drake, set sail to traverse the globe. Together with his crew, they encountered several individuals and discovered new cultures. Both men faced challenges that hindered their journeys' progress, but in the end, each achieved what they set out to undertake. This essay compares and contrasts the voyages of Sir Francis Drake and Ferdinand De Magellan around the world.Magellan set sail on 1519 from Seville, Spain, on the 10thof August, persisting at the bar until the 21stof September, the same year. No sooner had he got outside than he decided to steer the vessel to the southwest, heading to Tenerife's island. The Christian religion portrays its significance to the Spaniards as they refer to the 29thof September as the day of St Michaelwhenthey reached Tenerife. Magellan then searched for the Cape Verde island but was unsuccessful in his attempt, instead choosing to head to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Once again, they referred to the day they reached Rio as the day of St Lucy (the 13thof December), displaying Christianity's significance in their voyage.