Was Magellan The First Person To Circumnavigate The Globe?
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Magellan Reaches The Pacific - Nov 28 1520
On this day in History, Magellan reaches the Pacific on Nov 28, 1520. After sailing through the dangerous straits below South America that now bear his name, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan en...
Ferdinand Magellan
Magellan's Voyage 1519.
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Was Magellan The First Person To Circumnavigate The Globe?
The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan is often credited as being the first person to have circumnavigated the globe, but the reality of his journey is a bit more complicated.
Spytek of Melsztyn
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William B. Travis
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Robert of Durazzo
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Anthony, Duke of Brabant
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Ferdinand Magellan
Ferdinand Magellan (/məˈɡɛlən/ or /məˈdʒɛlən/; Portuguese: Fernão de Magalhães, [fɨɾˈnɐ̃w ðɨ mɐɣɐˈʎɐ̃jʃ]; Spanish: Fernando de Magallanes, [ferˈnando ðe maɣaˈʎanes]; c. 1480 – 27 April 1521) w...
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Damian of Tarsus
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Killed in action
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