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Ferdinand Magellan's slave, Enrique. Enrique was brought to Europe from the Philippines and became Magellan's slave. he went on the voyage around the world with them, and when Magellan died in the Philippines after going around South America, Enrique jumped ship and swam to an island in the Philippines, roughly the same place he lived before he was a slave. However, people think that Magellan was the first, even though he died before they made it, because he led the voyage.
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Who was the first to circumnavigate the world?

The Portuguese sailor, Ferdinand Magellan, was the first navigator to lead an expedition that eventually circumnavigated the Earth . Magellan was killed in the Philippines, so he never actually accomplished the feat. Only a handful of sailors made it back to Spain, becoming the first Europeans to t (MORE)

Who was the first person to circumnavigate the world?

The first person to circumnavigate the earth was Magellan's Basque navigator Juan Sebastián Elcano, Magellan himself was killed in the Philippines and did not complete the voyage. Elcano took command and completed the voyage Magellan began. In fact, Magellan had travelled eastwards to the Malay (MORE)

Who circumnavigated the world?

Magellan was the first ( yet he didn't make it home. He was killed in the Philippines) and Sir. Frances Drake also circumnavigated the world after Magellan.

Is it true that Hanno a navigator from Phoenicia became the first person to circumnavigate Africa when he accomplished the feat 2500 years ago?

Voyages of discovery for trading purposes by the Phoenicians and Carthaginians in search of precious metals or new, more profitable markets were widely reported in contemporary sources. One of the most memorable was described by Herodotus. Thus towards the end of the 7th century B.C., the Phoenician (MORE)

Who was the first explorer to circumnavigate the globe?

Ferdinand Magellan led the first successful expedition to circumnavigate the globe, but he died before he finished the voyage. His crew made it back however.. he was the first leader to circumnavigate however, it was not sure if he really the one who succesfully traveled all around the globe becaus (MORE)

Who was the first person to circumnavigate the earth?

In modern history, the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan's expedition of 1519-1522 became the first to circumnavigate the globe, though Magellan died en route when he was slain at the Battle of Mactan in the Philippines. Captain Sebastian Elcano finished Magellan's journey. Some historians s (MORE)

The first man circumnavigate the globe?

well Columbus was the first man with the idea to circumnnavigate the globe, but when he discovered the Americas, he got sidetracked, and never completed his voyage. but Ferdinand Magellan and his crew of 250 men and 5 ships, now having the knowledge of the Americas, were the first people to sail acr (MORE)

Who was the first to circumnavigate the world and sailed for Spain from 1509 - 1522?

Ferdinand Magellan was the fist leader of the expedition, but died in the Philippines. The master of the ship when it sailed back into Seville was Juan Sebastián Elcano. It is believed, however, that Magellan's slave Enrique was from the Philippines since he cold speak the local dialect when they (MORE)

Who was the first European to attempt to circumnavigate the globe?

The first European navigator considered to have traveled a greatdistance, in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe was FerdinandMagellan, a Portuguese explorer. He was the captain of the firstexpedition that had the intention of reaching Asia from Europe, Heattempted to do this by rounding the newl (MORE)

Which explorer is remembered as the first to circumnavigate the globe?

There is a bit of confusion as to who actually rounded the globe first. One possible answer we see is Ferdinand Magellan but we know that he was killed in a fight in Philippines and his crew continued the voyage to sail round the world and reached back home in Portugal where they set off. There is a (MORE)

Why did Magellan circumnavigate the world?

He was very inspired by Christopher Columbus. He followed his tracks of trying to find the west Indies. it was originally just supposed to be a voyage to the spice islands, by going west, not knowing that North America was there. but in the process, Magellan circumnavigated the globe (well, his crew (MORE)

Magellan circumnavigates the world?

Yes and no. Magellan himself dies in Matan before the journey is completed. However one of his five ships that left Spain in 1519 (The Victoria) does make it back to Spain in 1522 and were the first to circumnavigate the world.

Who was second to circumnavigate the world?

Francis Drake, 1577-1580, led second expedition to successfully circumnavigate the world, and the first expedition to do so successfully under one leader (Magellan had died before he was able to complete his circumnavigation).

What was the first ship to circumnavigate the world?

The first ship to circumnavigate the world was the Victoria. It wasa part of Ferdinand Magellan's expedition in 1519. It was commandedby Magellan until he died in 1521 in the Philippines. AfterMagellan's death, it was commanded by Juan Sebastian Elcano, whocompleted the voyage in Europe in 1522.

Who was the second person to circumnavigate the world?

Francis Drake, 1577-1580, led second expedition to successfully circumnavigate the world, and the first expedition to do so successfully under one leader (Magellan had died before he was able to complete his circumnavigation).

In 1519 who began the first circumnavigation of the world?

It was Ferdinand Magellan, but he died in the middle of a quarrel along with fourty of his men, before completing the circumnavigation, so a captain named Sebastian del Cano took over and completed the voyage, there was one-hundred and fifteen survivors.

How did circumnavigation change europeans understanding of the world?

During the Age of Discovery (or, Exploration) in the 15th to 17thcenturies, circumnavigation changed European understandings of theworld dramatically. For one thing, their world became larger, aspreviously unknown land and water emerged on their maps. Foranother thing, it became rounder, as the ocea (MORE)

Who was the first navigator to circumnavigate the globe?

Ferdinand Magellan set sail in 1519 . He was a Potugese sailor , but undertook the voyage under the flag of Spain. He died in the Philippines , and never made the return voyage, but as Captain of the Fleet , the credit is still given to him.

Who circumnavigated the globe first and when?

The first documented circumnavigation was completed by Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Elcano between August 1519 and April 1521. Magellan was killed en route in a battle in the Phillipines. Eighteen sailers survived the voyage and seventeen turned up at a later date

Why were the Europeans the first to circumnavigate the globe?

they were really full of themselves because of christianity andwanted to be better than everyone else and have all the best spicesfrom india and conquer foreign lands and have super completed mapsso they worked hard and teched hard, got super advancednavigational equipment for that time and then exp (MORE)

When did Magallen circumnavigate the world?

It's Magellan. Also he did not complete a full circumnavigation, as he was killed in the Philippines about half way around the globe. The rest of the voyage was undertaken by Elcano. The ship Victoria, was the only ship that completed the voyage between 1519-1522