Ferdinhand Magellan


ferdinhand Magellan

about 1500 men. (Later, the Trinidad tried unsuccessfully to cross eastward across the Pacific and was captured by Portuguese ships looking for Magellan and his Armada de Molucca; its cargo, including possibly Magellans personal logbook, was confiscated, and its crew imprisoned on Ternate for several years. They continued south and on October 21, 1520 he finally found the passage they were searching for. Avec leurs pourtraits tirez sur des originaux au naturel. Enrique was not freed, as Magellans will instructed; in revenge, he schemed with Humabon, and a number of the Europeans were massacred at a feast. In fact, during the transpacific crossing, they sighted land only oncebarren atolls of the Tuamotu Islands, which Magellan dubbed Islands of Disappointmentbefore reaching Guam in the Ladrones (Islands of Thieves, todays Marianas) on March 6, 1521, after ninety-eight days on the ocean. Magellan searched Rio de la Plata, a Brazilian estuary, fruitlessly for a long time. So he did cover the entire terrain, but it was not a strict point A to point A, round-the-world trip, and it was made in two different directions.

ferdinhand Magellan

I have translated the Latin text beneath the ship with some poetic license: I was first to circle the world by means of sails, Carrying you, Magellan, leader, through the new strait. The remaining two ships returned to Spain in September 1522 three years and a month since the journey began. Magellans fleet continued on down the coast of South America. The Cebuan king became Christian, and sought to fight against a neighboring group, the Mactan, who did not convert. Included extra Activities were Magellans brother-in-law Duarte Barbosa, Magellans indentured servant Enrique of Malacca, and Antonio Pigafetta, a Venetian scholar who had signed on as a supernumerary and had been assigned the role of official expedition chronicler. In 1506, Magellan traveled to the East Indies (modern day Indonesia) and joined expeditions to Spice Islands (also called the Molucca Islands). Luis de Mendoza, the captain. Nancy Smiler Levinson, Magellan and the First Voyage Around the World (New York: Clarion Books, 2001. It is presented in the form of a letter from Maximilian (Maximilianus Transylvanus who was secretary to Charles V, Holy Roman emperor (and king of Spain for whom Magellan had sailed, to Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg, the cardinal-archbishop of Salzburg. After thirty-eight days, negotiating channels, bays, and glacier-fed fjords, past huge, snow-capped mountains and coarse, evergreen shores, surviving a fierce williwaw and the rebellion of another ship.


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