Ferdinand Magellan: Spanish Exploration in the Age of Sail

Ferdinand Magellan Ferdinand Magellan (Fernão de Magalhães in Portuguese and Fernando de Magallanes in Spanish) was born in Sabrosa, Portugal in the year 1480. He is famed for leading the tumultuous expedition of 1519 to the Pacific; to set up spice routes for the Spanish, and for being one of the first Europeans to circumnavigate the globe. Magellan was... Continue Reading →

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