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Ferdinand Magellan

What was the goal of Ferdinand Magellan journey?

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May 12, 2011 7:24AM

Firstly, it wasn't to prove the world was round. The world was already proven to be round before his journey.

The initial reason was to find the shortest westwards route to the spice islands (In Indonesia, Maluku Islands now I think) but he had been given information of a passageway, below South America

and he had found that travelling through this passage it was possible to continue sailing westwards home.

In simple terms, the journey was based around trade and new land discovery