How Ferdinand Magellan Circumnavigated the Globe

“Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer who organized the Spanish expedition to the East Indies from 1519 to 1522, resulting in the first circumnavigation of the Earth, which was completed by Juan Sebastián Elcano.” — Wikipedia.


TED-Ed
: “On September 6, 1522, the “Victoria” sailed into harbor in southern Spain. The battered vessel and its 18 sailors were all that remained of a fleet that had departed three years before. Yet her voyage was considered a success, for the “Victoria” had achieved something unprecedented – the first circumnavigation of the globe. Ewandro Magalhaes shares the story of Magellan’s journey. Lesson by Ewandro Magalhaes, animation by TED-Ed. View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-magella…

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