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Ferdinand Magellan. Image of Victoria from Abraham Ortelius’s map “Maris Pacifici . . .”

Ferdinand Magellan

(Antwerp, 1595). [Historic Maps Collection] I have translated the Latin text beneath the ship with some poetic license: I was first to circle the world by means of sails, Carrying you, Magellan, leader, through the new strait. Therefore am I justly called Victoria [Victory]. Second-smallest of the five ships of Ferdinand Magellan’s Armada de Molucca, the Victoria was a Spanish carrack or nao (ship). After what seemed an interminable five months, the remaining four ships of the armada weighed anchor on August 24, 1520.

Which seeing [Magellan wounded in the arm], all those people threw themselves on him, and one of them with a large javelin . . . thrust it into his leg, whereby he fell face downward. Ferdinand Magellan: the first to go around the world? : Explorers & leaders. Ferdinand Magellan.

Ferdinand Magellan: the first to go around the world? : Explorers & leaders

Repro ID: PU2325 ©National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, LondonColumbus landed in the 'new world' of the Americas in 1492. Explorers coming after him in the 16th century brought the news to Europe that the Pacific Ocean lay beyond the western coast of America. Suddenly people began to understand that they could reach the East by sailing westwards from Europe. Why did they want to get to the East? Europeans wanted silks, gems and spices from the East. Who was Magellan? Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese sailor.

When did Magellan sail? He left Spain in 1519 with five ships and about 260 men. Did he find a passage through South America? Magellan found the strait that is now named after him, but only by chance. Fernand de Magellan. Aller au contenu.

Fernand de Magellan

A la conquête du monde - Le Journal de bord Fernand de Magellan. Ferdinand Magellan. Ferdinand Magellan. After more than a month spent traversing the strait, Magellan’s remaining armada emerged in November 1520 to behold a vast ocean before them.

Ferdinand Magellan

They were the first known Europeans to see the great ocean, which Magellan named Mar Pacifico, the Pacific Ocean, for its apparent peacefulness, a stark contrast to the dangerous waters of the strait from which he had just emerged. In fact, extremely rough waters are not uncommon in the Pacific Ocean, where tsunamis, typhoons and hurricanes have done serious damage to the Pacific Islands and Pacific Rim nations throughout history. Little was known about the geography beyond South America at that time, and Magellan optimistically estimated that the trip across the Pacific would be rapid.

In fact it took three months for the fleet to make its way slowly across the vast Mar Pacifico. The days dragged on as Magellan’s crew anxiously waited to utter the magic words “Land, ho!” Fernand de Magellan en portugais Fernão de Magalhães. Navigateur portugais (dans le nord du Portugal 1480-îlot de Mactan, près de l'île de Cebu, Philippines, 1521).

Fernand de Magellan en portugais Fernão de Magalhães

Famille Sa famille est de petite noblesse portugaise. Début de carrière Il participe à l'expédition vers les Indes orientales de Francisco de Almeida en 1505 puis à la conquête de la route des épices par les Portugais. Premiers succès. FERNAND DE MAGELLAN. Le navigateur portugais Fernão de Magalhães (Fernand de Magellan) navigua sous le pavillon du Portugal (1505-1512) puis de l'Espagne (1519-1521).


Parti de ce dernier pays, il traversa l'Atlantique, contourna l'Amérique du Sud, découvrant le détroit auquel on donnera son nom, puis traversa le Pacifique. Il fut tué dans les Philippines, mais ses navires poursuivirent leur route vers l'ouest pour rentrer en Espagne, accomplissant le premier tour du monde, sous le commandement du navigateur basque Juan Sebastián Elcano. TOUR DU MONDE DE MAGELLAN - repères chronologiques. 22 mars 1518 Charles Quint donne son accord à Magellan pour constituer une flotte destinée à faire le tour du monde. 20 septembre 1519 Cinq navires avec 275 hommes d'équipage, dont 45 étrangers, quittent Sanlúcar. 11 janvier 1520 Arrivée au sud du Rio de la Plata, 490 de latitude sud, où une escadre portugaise les recherche en vain.

TOUR DU MONDE DE MAGELLAN - repères chronologiques

Hivernation de la flotte. Magellan réprime férocement une mutinerie de ses subordonnés. Fin octobre 1520 Arrivée à la hauteur du détroit auquel Magellan donnera son nom. 28 novembre 1520 Arrivée dans le Pacifique. Novembre 1520-mars 1521 La flotte traverse le Pacifique d'une traite et arrive sur l'île de Guam (îles Mariannes). 16 mars 1521 Arrivée aux Philippines. 27 avril 1521 Magellan meurt dans une embuscade sur l'île de Mactan pour avoir voulu se mêler de politique indigène locale. Mai-juin 1521 Dissensions nombreuses dans l'équipage. Biography - Portuguese explorer. Alternate titles: Fernão de Magalhães; Hernando de Magallanes Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese Fernão de Magalhães, Spanish Fernando, orHernando, de Magallanes (born 1480, Sabrosa or Porto?

biography - Portuguese explorer

, Portugal—died April 27, 1521, Mactan, Philippines), Portuguese navigator and explorer who sailed under the flags of both Portugal (1505–13) and Spain (1519–21). From Spain he sailed around South America, discovering the Strait of Magellan, and across the Pacific. Though he was killed in the Philippines, one of his ships continued westward to Spain, accomplishing the first circumnavigation of Earth. The voyage was successfully terminated by the Basque navigator Juan Sebastián del Cano. Ferdinand Magellan - Biography - Explorer. Navigator and Explorer In 1505, when Ferdinand Magellan was in his mid-20s, he joined a Portuguese fleet that was sailing to East Africa.

Ferdinand Magellan - Biography - Explorer

By 1509, he found himself at the Battle of Diu, in which the Portuguese destroyed Egyptian ships in the Arabian Sea. Two years later, he explored Malacca, located in present-day Malaysia, and participated in the conquest of Malacca's port. It was there that he acquired a native servant he named Enrique. It is possible that Magellan sailed as far as the Moluccas, islands in Indonesia, then called the Spice Islands.