Magellan and his crew d a long voyage to the Philippines. This honor is bestowed upon Sebastian Elcano. He fought in several campaigns, and traveled as far east as Malacca, near Singapore. He does not take into account that the reefs along the island's beach will not allow his ships to get into effective range for their cannon. Then, trying to lay hand on sword, he could draw it out but halfway, because he had been wounded in the arm with a bamboo spear.
Emboldened, the natives rush into the water flinging spears at the unprotected legs and feet of the Spanish. Magellan, from a contemporary painting On September 20, 1520, Magellan led a flotilla of five ships with a crew of 250 out of the Spanish port of Sancar de Barrameda. It continued to Spain in a westerly direction, finally getting home on 6th September 1522. Hundreds of years ago it could take months, even years, to get around the world. Their journey continued until they reached the Philippines in March of 1521. In the following excerpt Antonio describes the death of Magellan on an island of the Philippines.
Hunger and disease made the condition of his men serious. He named it Mar Pacifico which is Portuguese for Peaceful Sea as conditions on it were calm when he reached it. Given the relatively large number of Protestants within the kingdom, including many among the noble classes, the new king soon became unpopular and some dissidents participated in the ensuing Bohemian Revolt. On April 1, 1520, while at Port St. Departing Portugal Ferdinand was a pretty experienced seafarer by this point and decided to set off from Portugal with a crew and bring back spices to claim his fortune. Subsequent Voyages Ferdinand Magellan had problems along the way, but he had finally reached the Pacific Ocean. Magellan then headed eastward to Cebu in the Philippines, where, in an effort to gain the favor of a local ruler, he became involved in a local war and was killed in battle on April 27, 1521.
Two of our men were killed near the houses, while we burned twenty or thirty houses. The Mactan people, however, fought fiercely and struck Magellan with a poison arrow. Many crewmembers were freezing in the bad weather or starving. The fashion of the day dictated that the fleet Captain received the honour of the voyage and as such it went to Magellan. Afterwards, however, the Santiago was wrecked, and its crew had to be taken aboard the other vessels. Activities Take a ten question about this page.
One of his greatest achievements was the crossing of the Strait of Magellan which was a huge navigational task considering the equipment and knowledge available at the time. After serving as a court page for two years, his adventurous spirit led him to a career as an explorer. They were the first Europeans to see this ocean. He returned to Lisbon in 1512. As the ships neared the southern tip of South America, one ship smashed into the beach and lost all supplies. So Ferdinand Magel … lan Is One Of The Greatest Pirate Around The World. On October 21, 1520, it entered what is now called the Strait of Magellan the channel of water between the southern tip of South America and the island of Tierra del Fuego.
They were searching for a fabled water passage that would allow them to cross South America without going around Cape Horn. Writer Caryl-Sue, National Geographic Society Producer Caryl-Sue, National Geographic Society Last Updated April 11, 2014 For information on user permissions, please read our. This incident left him with a permanent limp. It reached Sanlúcar de Barrameda on September 6, 1522 and officially completed the first circumnavigation of the earth two days later by arriving at Seville. The original intent of Magellan's fleet was to find the Spice Islands. This created considerable excitement at the time and showed the need for the creation of an International Date Line to demarcate the change of one calendar day to the next.
Born in Portugal, Ferdinand Magellan took part in a number of Portuguese expeditions exploring and conquering the East Indies during the early 1500s. On March 6, 1521 the fleet made first landfall after 99 days at Guam in the Mariana Islands and thus Magellan became the first European to cross the Pacific Ocean. When he was about 25 years old, he enlisted as a soldier for service in India. He was, after all, responsible for getting them as far as the Philippines. But Magellan mistakenly believed the rival tribe woud be easily defeated by his arsenal of European cannons and muskets. By this point, Magellan had endured a somewhat difficult yet successful journey. Magellan also sought such a passage.
If no button appears, you cannot download or save the media. On November 8, 1620, Catholic forces engaged those supporting the Protestant Frederick, who had taken the Bohemian kingship, at the Battle of White Mountain. Magellan would travel west, around the newly discovered Americas. Therefore, although a treaty was signed, peace did not come. Ferdinand Magellan was an explorer from Portugal who helped planand execute the first boat trip all the way around the Earth. New York: Clarion Books, 2001. Ferdinand Magellan 1480 — 1521 was a Portuguese explorer who is famous for leading the first circumnavigation of the earth till it reached Philippines.
When the natives saw that, they all hurled themselves upon him. As a result, Victoria, under the command of Spanish explorer Juan Sebastián Elcano, sailed west for Spain with some of the crew while Trinidad was left behind for repairs. It is possible that he also went on a mission to explore the Moluccas islands in Indonesia, then called the Spice Islands. It was the Victoria captained by Juan Sebastian del Cano. By 1625, despite receiving subsidies from the Spanish and the Pope, Ferdinand was strapped for cash and looking for a means to raise his own army. The remaining ship, the Victoria, returned to Spain, traveling through the Indian Ocean and around the Cape of Good Hope.
Date Event 1480 Ferdinand is born Ferdinand was born near Portugal. Magellan hopes to make this chieftain supreme over the remaining local tribes and loyal to the King of Spain. Portugal considered it an act of treason. Magellan, though Portuguese by birth, captained the Spanish flee … t in the first expedition to circumnavigate the globe 1519-1522. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2017. Magellan remained on guard for his life throughout much of the trip.