Spain sent over conquistadors to explore the Americas and to conquer the peoples there. Strait of Magellan On August 10, Magellan bade farewell to his wife and young son, neither of whom he would ever see again, and the Armada De Moluccas set sail. His requests to the king for compensation were refused.
Pacific Ocean After 38 days on the strait, the fleet finally emerged at the Pacific Ocean in November Increased trade resulted which led to the growth of towns.
In exchangethey grew plants that were not known in Europe, like corn and potatoes and brought them back to the Old Continent. Pigafetta noted that as the ship sailed north along the African coast, the crew had to throw the dead bodies of their mates into the ocean. A printer friendly version of the calendar is also available.
On October 21, Magellan finally entered the strait that he had been seeking and that came to bear his name. Through Malacca passed the wealth of the East to the harbours of the West, and in command of the Malacca Strait the Portuguese held the key to the seas and ports of Malaysia.
It could sail more easily through ocean storms and winds. Also, many advances were made in navigation and mapping which helped future explorers and travelers.
Accordingly, early in December they sailed on a voyage of reconnaissance, and after reaching Banda they returned with spice in There the ships sailed southward, hugging the coast in search of the fabled strait that would allow passage through South America.
Geography The Age of Exploration was one of the most important times in the history of world geography. 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.
So Enrique was the first person to circumnavigate the world in one direction, from point A to point A. The claim made by some that Magellan went on this voyage rests on unproven statements by Italian geographer Giovanni Battista Ramusio and Spanish historian Leonardo de Argensola, and the want of evidence argues against its acceptance.
Conditions on the Ferdinand Magellan ships would have been very basic. With resolution, ruthlessness, and daring, Magellan quelled it: Yet without control of Malacca, their achievement was incomplete. Present topics for images include: His slave, Enrique, however, was born in either Cebu or Mallaca and came to Europe with Magellan by ship.
After determining that the River Plate was not the strait to the East IndiesMagellan continued sailing south and searching for a passage. Such products became highly valued all over Europe. They were searching for a fabled water passage that would allow them to cross South America without going around Cape Horn.
These trade routes were very valuable as they brought in expensive products such as spices and silk. The voyage through the strait was treacherous and cold, and many sailors continued to mistrust their leader and grumble about the dangers of the journey ahead.
Learning of this tragedy, the remaining crewmen in three small ships did not send a rescue party but, instead, set sail and left Cebu as quickly as possible.
The Age of Exploration took place at the same time as the Renaissance. In March the crew heard the cry "Tierra. Spain won control of lands discovered west of the line, while Portugal gained rights to new lands to the east. These gorgeous color manuscript maps on vellum showed the route of Magellan in black ink and the Spanish silver fleet in gold.
Columbus was considered a national hero when he reached Spain in March, These had to be paid for by taxes from the people. He refused to recognize that it was really a new world. Europeans had reached the Spice Islands by sailing east, but none had yet to sail west from Europe to reach the other side of the globe.
The Portuguese easily overwhelmed the Moroccan forces, and Magellan stayed on in Morocco.
Spanish monarchs Isabella and Ferdinand agreed to pay for Columbus' trip. The Trinidad was attacked by a Portuguese ship and left shipwrecked. The History Channel Time Machine brings you to a different speech every day; trivia quiz; fact of the day; games.
The most famous illustrations of the Magellan circumnavigation were the oval world maps made by Battista Agnese from to Like many of his contemporaries, Magellan set out to discover a Western sea route to the Spice Islands in Indonesia.
Unfortunately, Magellan was killed during the expedition and did not complete the voyage. Discover a world of information on explorers and conquistadors like Christopher Columbus, Francis Drake, Henry Hudson, Ferdinand Magellan, Hernan Cortes, and Amelia Earhart.
The government of Spain provided 5 ships for the Magellan expedition. On 20 September Ferdinand Magellan led the five Spanish ships and men in what was to become the first voyage around the World. Introduction. In A.D.
Europeans probably knew less of the globe than they had during the Pax Romana. Outside of Europe and Mediterranean, little was. 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. The History of the Exploration of Australia is an outline of exploration in Australia and it's territories. This page is a subpage of WikiProject Australian history.
Australian geography, as explained in the works of Australian exploration, might be called an unlearned study. Australia Twice Traversed, by Ernest Giles. Edit this section. In SeptemberPortuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan set sail with a fleet of five Spanish ships in attempt to find the Spice Islands by heading west.
Although Magellan died during the journey, he is credited with the first circumnavigation of Earth. Ferdinand Magellan was born in in.A history of the exploration of ferdinand magellan