After serving as a court page for two years, his adventurous spirit led him to a career as an explorer.
Emily Upton 27 comments Myth: He had planned for the departure meticulously, hoping to prove that people could sail all the way around the world, and to be the first to do it.
His ambition was spurred on by the adventures of previous explorers, such as Christopher Columbus and Vasco Nunez de Balboa, the man who marched across the Panamanian isthmus to the Pacific Ocean. Five ships left Spain towards this goal, but only three made it to the Pacific Ocean.
One of the ships was lost in an attempted mutiny when the expedition was sailing along South America; another deserted when they were sailing through what is now known as the Strait of Magellan, as it took them a month to reach the Pacific Ocean and they gave up hope of a successful end to their journey.
The three remaining ships floated in the Pacific Ocean for about three straight months without being able to re-supply before they landed in Guam.
The crew was near starvation, but with the giant ocean behind them, it looked like they were going to be successful in reaching the Spice Islands and, ultimately, complete their circumnavigation.
They ended up traveling through the Philippines, which had already been charted, but it was here where Magellan met his end. He became wrapped up in a local war and was ultimately killed in battle on April 27, This is slightly up for debate. This has been lost to history.
Antonio Pigafetta, scholar and one of the two crew members to keep a journal and later publisher of First Voyage Around the Worldwrote that the slave was one of the reasons Magellan was able to convince the King of Spain to finance the expedition.
This is further backed up by the fact that Enrique acted as an interpreter for the crew around the area of Indonesia.
Thus, Humabon invited several of the remaining officers and crew to dinner. Eventually, a few crew came back and stated that the natives were acting oddly.
Next, according to Pigafetta: Scarcely had they spoken those words when we heard loud cries and lamentations.
We immediately weighed anchor and discharging many mortars into the houses, drew in nearer to the shore. When thus discharging [our pieces], we saw John Seranno in his shirt bound and wounded, crying to us not to fire any more, for the natives would kill him.
We asked him whether all the others and the interpreter were dead. He said they were all dead except the interpreter. He begged us earnestly to redeem him with some of the merchandise; but Johan Carvaio, his boon companion, [and others] would not allow the boat to go ashore so that they might remain masters of the ship.
But although Johan Serrano weeping asked us not to set sail so quickly, for they would kill him, and said that he prayed God to ask the soul of Johan Carvaio, his comrade, in the day of judgment, we immediately departed. I do not know whether he is dead or alive.
If he remained alive and on good terms with the natives, given that all that remained for him to return home was a month or two of island hopping- and he would have been well aware of this- many historians think it likely he may have returned home.
If he did this fairly soon after his escape, he definitely would have beaten the Europeans home, as he was left on Cebu on May 1,about 15 months before the expedition would make it back to Spain.
The better documented honourees seem to be the few remaining crew of the Victoria and its captain, Juan Sebastian Elcano. This ship was the only vessel from the expedition to return to Spain after their trip around the globe. It landed on September 6, about three years after their initial departure, with just 18 men on board out of the initial or so that set out on the journey.Jun 08, · Timeline and Summary of Ferdinand Magellan's Biography Ferdinand Magellan.
So Enrique was the first person to circumnavigate the world in one direction, from point A to point A.. Timeline and Summary of Ferdinand Magellan's Biography. Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer who led the first expedition to circumnavigate the globe.
Like many of his contemporaries, Magellan set out to discover a Western sea route to . Ferdinand Magellan (–) was a Portuguese explorer who is credited with masterminding the first expedition to circumnavigate the world.
Magellan was sponsored by Spain to travel west across the Atlantic in search of the East Indies. Ferdinand Magellan (c. ) was born in Sabrosa, Portugal, to a family of minor Portuguese nobility.
At age 12 Ferdinand Magellan (Fernão de Magalhães in Portuguese and Fernando de Magallanes in Spanish) and his brother Diogo traveled to Lisbon to .
Oct 29, · Watch video · In search of fame and fortune, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (c. ) set out from Spain in with a fleet of five ships to discover a western sea route to the Spice Islands.
En. My explorer Ferdinand Magellan should belong in the explorer hall of fame because he was the first person to circumnavigate the world. Their treatment to the native Americans was very bad.
They would steal thing from one another for example they stole weapons and food that they have found.