Load Previous Page. Discovery of the Strait of Magellan The fleet, carrying about men, Magellan - Robin Foster - PenInsular Tour Edition (CD, predominantly from Spain and Portugal but also from far-flung parts of Europe and North Africareached Tenerife in the Canary Islands on September 26,and set sail on October 3 for Brazil.
Britannica Quiz. Explorers and Explorations Part One Quiz. Where in Australia did Captain James Cook first land? Load Next Page. More About. Articles from Britannica Encyclopedias for elementary and high school students. The Moluccas were the original source of some of the world's most valuable spices, including cloves and nutmeg. The conquest of spice-rich countries was, as a result, a source of much European competition. While serving in Morocco, inMagellan was wounded, and walked the remainder of his life with a limp.
After his injury, he was falsely accused of trading illegally with the Moors, and despite all of his service to Portugal, and his many pleas to the king, any further offers of employment were withheld him.
InMagellan moved to Seville, Spain, to offer his skills to the Spanish court. His departure from Portugal came at an opportune time. In the three years following his departure from Portugal, Magellan had religiously studied all of the most recent navigation charts.
Like all navigators of the time, he understood from Greek texts that the world was round. He believed that he could find a shorter route to the Spice Islands by sailing west, across the Atlantic Ocean, around South America and across the Pacific. On September 20,he set out with a fleet of five fully supplied ships, but hardly adequate to sail the distances he proposed.
The fleet sailed first to Brazil and then down the coast of South America to Patagonia. There an attempted mutiny took place and one of the ships was wrecked. Despite the setback, the crew continued on with the four remaining vessels. By OctoberMagellan and his Magellan - Robin Foster - PenInsular Tour Edition (CD had entered what is now called Album) Strait of Magellan.
It took them over a month to pass through the strait, during which time the master of one of the ships deserted and sailed back home. They stayed there until December 26 before setting sail again.
From Brazil, Magellan and his men sailed southwards along the South American coast in search of the fabled passage that would lead them into Asia. Portrait traditionally associated with Antonio Pigafetta. In MarchMagellan - Robin Foster - PenInsular Tour Edition (CD was forced to anchor for the winter at Port San Julian, off the coast of Patagonia in southern Argentina for the winter.
During this time, a mutiny broke out, but Magellan managed to quell it by executing a mutinous captain, and leaving another mutinous captain behind. Around the same time, the Santiago was sent to scout the route ahead, though it was shipwrecked by a storm.
The surviving crewmembers were rescued, and assigned to the remaining ships. Five months after anchoring at Port San Julian, Magellan continued his journey. On October 21,the passage to the East was finally found, and it took Magellan 38 days to navigate this body of water before exiting the Atlantic, and entering the Pacific.
During the early days of navigating this strait, the crew of the San Antonio forced its captain to abandon Magellan - Robin Foster - PenInsular Tour Edition (CD expedition, and fled back to Spain.
Not long after, the passage was given its present name, the Strait of Magellan, in honor of the man who discovered it. Map showing the Strait of Magellan. During the next leg of the journey, Magellan reached the Pacific island of Guam, where he replenished his food supplies. Magellan then landed in the Philippines, where he met his death at the Battle of Mactan on April 21, Lapu-Lapu, a chief on the island of Mactan in the Philippines, is credited with resisting and defeating the invaders.
As there were not enough men, Elcano decided to burn the Conceptionso as to prevent in from falling into the hands of the natives. On their way home, the Trinidad was seized by the Portuguese, and the Victoria was the only ship that made it back to Spain. In all, only 18 of the original men were remaining when they finally landed in Spain on September 6, The Magellan—Elcano voyage. Victoria, one of the original five ships, circumnavigated the globe, finishing 16 months after the explorer's death.
Featured image: An anonymous portrait of Ferdinand Magellan, 16th or 17th century. Victoria, the sole ship of Magellan's fleet to complete the circumnavigation.
Detail from a map by Ortelius, Briney, A. Ferdinand Magellan. Szalay, J. Ferdinand Magellan - Ferdinand Magellan Biography.
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