In 1519, Magellan captained the first circumnavigation of the world, but died during the voyage in 1521 while battling natives in the Ph … ilippines. From 1506 he participated in an expedition directed to the Spice Islands. However, the ships moved on with their voyage and completed it, despite his absence. He then became the first European to navigate the Strait of Magellan. Magellan traded with Rajah Humabon, the island king, and a bond was quickly formed. The fleet sailed first to Brazil and then down the coast of South America to Patagonia. Several discoveries were made along the way.
Only the Victoria, with Sebastian del Cano as captain, and a crew of eighteen men, reached Spain 8 September, 1522. They sailed for several weeks, and by November 20, they crossed the equator into the southern hemisphere. It took 38 days to navigate the treacherous strait, and when ocean was sighted at the other end Magellan wept with joy. Condemned to inactivity and checked in his desire for personal distinction, he once more devoted himself to studies and projects to which he was mainly stimulated by the reports of the recently discovered Moluccas sent by his friend Serrao. Only 18 of the original 270 men crew, were able to complete the circumnavigation.
Only Juan Sebastián elCano, along with Antonio Pigafetta , recognized the real importance of the journey around the earth. It was during his stay at the palace, that young Ferdinand learned about the different explorers and their accomplishments, thereby instigating the flame of adventure in him. Landing on the island of Cebu on April 7th, he was received in a friendly manner by the chief and ruler of the island. Shortly after entering the passage, the San Antonio deserted the mission. The other ship, the Victoria, continued west under the command of the Basque navigator Juan Sebastian de Elcano. King Charles I funded Magellan and he set sail September 20, 1519 with a fleet of five ships and roughly 200 men. Magellan commanded the chief ship, the Trinidad; Juan de Cartagena, the San Antonio; Gaspar de Qucsada, the Concepción ; Luis de Mendoza, the Victoria; Juan Serrano, the Santiago.
Now, there is a passage of sea named after him, … the MagellanStrait. The harbor here was crowded with shipping and seafaring travelers with tales of adventure. The Spanish commander of the last ship, the Victoria, set sail December and reached Spain on September 8, 1522. Magellan would travel west, around the newly discovered Americas. He did not survive the entire journey.
Accomplishments of Ferdinand Magellan So what were Ferdinand Magellan's accomplishments? He had two brothers, Duarte de Sousa and Diogo de Sousa; and a sister, Isabel de Magalhães. This would have allowed us to discover a passage to the south-west connecting the Atlantic with the Pacific. However, even in the sixteenth century, the Spaniards were able to conquer Guam and the Philippines , which would have remained in their hands until 1898. Francisco de Almeida, the first viceroy of Portuguese India. Here, they found and ate fresh food for the first time in 99 days. Magellan, though Portuguese by birth, captained a Spanish fleet with the intention of reaching the Spice Islands Maluku, Indonesia by sailing west around South America. Began the first circumnavigation of the globe in the service of the crown Spanish.
Today, for the sake of expediency, political scientists incorrectly refer to it as the Democratic-Republican Party. He became an integral part of the royal court, orphaned at the age of 10. As they sailed farther south however, the weather got worse, so the crew anchored in Patagonia southern South America to wait out the winter. Ships went ahead and reported what they thought to be an ocean beyond. Much of what we know about Magellan's travels comes from his journals. He called the passage the All Saints' Channel.
The lands to the east of it would belong to Portugal while the lands to the west would belong to Spain. The ruler agreed to aid him in an attack on the natives of neighboring island, Mactan. Here he enjoyed the generous education due to the young noblemen. When they returned to Spain there was only 1 ship and 18 men. He did not circumnavigate the globe in one voyage. Though he was unable to complete the voyage, he is credited to be the first person in terms of circumnavigation of the Earth.
While serving in Morocco, in 1513, Magellan was wounded and walked the remainder of his life with a limp. Magellan: Over the Edge of the World. It was subsequently alleged to have engaged trade with Muslims : this story that the 15 May 1514 led to her dismissal with disgrace from the service to the Portuguese crown. A crew member of the famed voyage, Pigafetta kept a first hand account of the voyage. In the next three years he studied many new navigational charts.