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.
Henry Worsley, British Explorer, Dies Crossing Antarctic 30 Miles Short Of Goal
British explorer Henry Worsley has died attempting to be the first person to cross the Antarctic unaided, in an epic charity mission inspired by Ernest Shackleton. The 55-year-old former British Army ...
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...
The Fantastic Story of a Kidnapped Transylvanian Girl
Born Florence von Szasz in Transylvania she was kidnapped and raised in a harem in the Ottoman Empire, then put up for auction in 1859 where Sam Baker, a wealthy English adventurer and explorer, who h...
6 Explorers Who Disappeared — HISTORY Lists
For every Christopher Columbus or Vasco da Gama, there were other adventurers who were seemingly swallowed by the vastness of the oceans, jungles and deserts they tried to explore. Many of these vanis...
Sherpas, Fate and the Dangerous Business of Everest
For decades Sherpas have tempted fate on Mount Everest for their clients' goals and the survival of their families. Those risks came into stark focus on April 18, when a falling mass of ice killed 16 ...
Here Are NASA's Plans to Send a Submarine to Titan
If we're ever going to explore the only celestial body in our solar system with surface bodies of liquid, we're going to need a sea-worthy vehicle. Luckily, NASA is all over the niche space submarine ...
Exploration
Artwork and map animation help illustrate the exciting voyages of Prince Henry the Navigator, Díaz, Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Magellan, Ponce de León, Balboa,...
Mary I of England
Mary I (18 February 1516 – 17 November 1558) was the Queen of England and Ireland from July 1553 until her death. Her executions of Protestants caused her opponents to give her the sobriquet "Blo...
Mary I of England - Wikipedia
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.
Gil Parrondo
Gil Parrondo (born 17 June 1921) is a Spanish art director, set decorator and production designer. He won two Academy Awards and was nominated for another in the category Best Art Direction.
Parro...
Moon Ribas
Moon Ribas (24 May 1985) is a Catalan choreographer, dancer and cyborg activist best known for developing and attaching an online seismic sensor to her elbow that allows her to feel earthquakes throug...
Moon Ribas - Wikipedia
Bartolomé Sureda y Miserol
Bartolomé Sureda y Miserol (1769–1850) was a Spanish artisan. He served as director of the Real Fabrica de Porcelana del Buen Retiro, the Real Fabrica de Pano in Guadalajara, the Real Fabrica de Loza ...
Bartolomé Sureda y Miserol - Wikipedia
La Terremoto de Alcorcón
La Terremoto de Alcorcón (in English, The Earthquake of Alcorcon), is a Spanish singer. Born in Madrid, Spain, her real name is Pepa Charro. She grew up in Alcorcón and studied languages. She went to...
Spanish women writers
This is a list of women writers who were born in Spain or whose writings are closely associated with that country.
Miguel Blasco
Miguel Blasco is a musical producer and songwriter. Born in Spain.When he was 16 years old, he joined his first rock band and moved to Ibiza in 1963 through the first years of the musical movement cal...
Elena Ochoa Foster
Elena Ochoa, Lady Foster of Thames Bank (born 1958) is a publisher and an art curator, and formerly a professor of psychopathology.
For more than twenty years, Ochoa held the position of Professo...
Sergio Aragonés
Sergio Aragonés Domenech (born September 6, 1937) is a Spanish/Mexican cartoonist and writer best known for his contributions to Mad Magazine and creator of the comic book Groo the Wanderer.Among his ...
Sergio Aragonés - Wikipedia
Concha Langa
Concepción Langa Nuño was born in Seville, Spain. She is a historian specializing in art history, media history and the Spanish Civil War and is a member of the faculty of Geography and History at the...