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Ferdinand Magellan Reaches the Philippines (1521) Options
Daemon
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Ferdinand Magellan Reaches the Philippines (1521)

Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Spain on September 20, 1519, with five vessels and about 265 men. Sighting the South American coast near Pernambuco, he searched for a suspected passage to the South Sea and ultimately discovered the strait that bears his name. On March 6, 1521, Magellan reached the Marianas and 10 days later the Philippines, where he was killed in a battle with the natives. How many of Magellan's original crew members returned to Spain alive in 1522? More...
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Four crewmen of the original 55 on Trinidad finally returned to Spain in 1522, 51 of them had died in war or from disease. In total, approximately 232 Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, English and German sailors died on the expedition around the world with Magellan.
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The recounting of Ferdinand Magellan's death was sad and what made it even sadder was reading that his wife and children had both died. He was erased from the earth yet he lives on. Much of the world bears his name.
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