Magellan took on this exploration in order to prove that the Earth was not flat and that is was actually a sphere. The actions that followed were brilliant on his part, seeing him switch his allegiance to Spain to prove his worth, and this ultimately allowed him to realize his goals. He led a small band of non-soldiers against Lapu Lapu, but things went wrong immediately. Portrait of Ferdinand Magellan Enrique of Malacca and the circumnavigation of the earth Enrique of Malacca was a native of the Malay Archipelago, situated between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. These islands are also referred to as the East Indies. Barbosa and Serrão were killed soon afterwards.
His original objective in traveling, and navigating the earth, was to find an easier route to the spice islands in Asia, because spices were scarce in Europe and were practically unavailable to them at the time. There were over 270 men and five ships under his command. Trouble in the Pacific Ocean As the expedition passed through the straits, they entered the vast Pacific Ocean. Ferdinand Magellan was the first explorer to circumnavigate the world. The Magellanic Clouds are two irregular dwarf galaxies visible from the southern hemisphere. It took nearly four months for the ships to make it to the Mariana Islands. This Ocean was what allowed them to find safety on their journey.
Magellan also sought such a passage. There were only 18 surviving sailors, but they had made the first trip around the world. Many historians have noted that if Enrique was originally from that part of the world, then by the time the expedition reached the Philippines he would have already circled the earth and returned to his homeland. King Charles I funded Magellan and he set sail September 20, 1519 with a fleet of five ships and roughly 200 men. He discovered the Pacific Ocean after being in a storm on the Atlantic Ocean. Their route to the east, by way of Africa, had proved to be the only practical way of getting by sea to India and the Spice Islands. Once through the strait, Magellan continued northward up the coast of Chile.
This allowed him the opportunity to become educated and learn … about the various Portuguese exploration expeditions- possibly even those conducted by Christopher Columbus. Other explorers had paved the way for Magellan by making key mistakes and discoveries. Three years later, only one ship the Victoria made it back to Seville, carrying only 18 of the original 270 crew members. Without his discovery of this route, in the 1500s Portugal could have sunk economically because spice trading was one of the major business's that kept Portugal's economic status up. Not only were things named after him, but he also had the honor of naming things that he discovered.
He was only twelve when he began serving the queen of Portugal as a page, a position of employment for youths in royal courts. It was on his long voyage that he first spotted clouds. As their journey went on, life at sea became difficult. He wrote detailed journals throughout the voyage recording all that happened. Against the advice of his men, Magellan led the attack, assuming his European weapons would ensure a quick victory.
Cabral retaliated by bombarding the city and then by capturing 10 Muslim vessels and executing their crews. Being able to accomplish this is what makes him known as one of the very best explorers. Because his family had ties to the royal family, Magellan became a page to the Portuguese queen after his parents' untimely deaths in 1490. Know more about one of the most skilled European navigators of the Age of Exploration by studying his 10 major accomplishments. Magellan had set out with a goal to discover a Western sea route to the Spice Islands.
A crew member of the famed voyage, Pigafetta kept a first hand account of the voyage. Finding the Passage Magellan continued to sail south. Julian, the three captains Cartagena, Mendoza, and Quesada called their crews to mutiny. Leaving San Julián, the fleet sailed southward. Pacific Ocean He was also the explorer that was given the honor of actually naming the Pacific Ocean. Much of what we know about Magellan's travels comes from his journals.
After trading with local natives, Magellan and his men quickly set sail again, ever worried about the threat of Portuguese ships. Magellan is the one that is credited with discovering clouds and with naming them. On December 21, 1521, Victoria left the Moluccas to return home. During this time, several of his Spanish captains attempted a mutiny; Magellan was able to quash the uprising and execute or maroon its leaders. Sailing through it was treacherous: dangerous to navigate, freezing cold and foggy. Because his family had ties to the royal family, Magellan became a page to the Portuguese queen after his parents' untimely deaths in 1490.
New York: Chelsea House, 1990. In the meantime, the Trinidad had tried to head back across the Pacific to Panama but was finally forced back to the Moluccas. Many people were jealous of his power and wealth. They barely made it and nearly starved during the voyage. During this time the master of the San Antonio deserted and sailed back to Spain, and so only three of the original five ships entered the Pacific on November 28. Early life and travels Ferdinand Magellan was born in Oporto, Portugal, in 1480. The commanding officer of the one remaining ship, the Victoria, was Juan Sebastian Elcano also spelled del Cano who, unfortunately, has all but dissolved into the annals of history.
Strait of Magellan One of the biggest honors that can be given to an explorer is having something that you discovered be named after you. Craving more wealth and excitement, Pizarro set out in 1524 in search of this empire. It was on his long voyage that he first spotted clouds. Magellan sailed from Seville, Spain, with five ships, the Trinidad, San Antonio, Concepcion, Victoria, and Santiago. There were only 18 surviving sailors, but they had made the first trip around the world. How do u Know about this? The ships passed through the Strait of Magellan on Oct.