Sir Francis Drake - 1 Magellan and Drake Maritime Exploration Student\u2019s Name Affiliation Course Instructor Date 2 Introduction Ferdinand Magellan

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1 Magellan and Drake Maritime Exploration Student’s Name Affiliation Course Instructor Date
2 Introduction Ferdinand Magellan together with Sir Francis Drake were the first people to circumnavigate the world during the 15 th century. Ferdinand belonged to a royal family and he served as the page boy for the queen of Portugal. Since he had great interest in maritime he proposed to the King of Spain for a circumnavigation. In this journey over water, he wanted to visit the spice island to search for spice. To actualize his dream, he started sailing with a fleet of five ships on August 10 th 1519 (Urbina, 2019). Sir Francis Drake was the most famous sailor during the reign of Elizabeth. However, he was the first in a family of twelve sons where his parents was a tenant and a farmer. Because he participated in slave trade, he could not settle in Spain. Consequently, he decided to sail in 1577 to explore the world. Similarities and Differences between Ferdinand’s and Drake’s Exploration. Both Ferdinand and Drake had a fleet of five ships each when touring the world. They both went through long and traitorous voyage, which involved loss of property as well loss of lives. They comprised the very first European sailors to tour through the Pacific Ocean. Both explorers went back home with a single ship and a small number of men who survived the long journey. After successful exploration, they both concluded that the earth is round. Ferdinand passed on at the Cebu Island after he ahd spent three years of exploration in the world. His interest for Maritime was boosted after participating in various expeditions to India and Morocco. During the 15 th century, some of the valuable commodities included species because they were applied during preservation of flowered food and meet (Urbina, 2019). The

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