Ferdinand Magellan Commemorative Stamp

06 Mar 2021  Sat

Ferdinand Magellan was the Portuguese navigator and explorer who sailed under the flag of both Portuguese and Spain. He was a Portuguese explorer who organized a Spain expedition to the East Indies from 1519 to 1522, resulting in the first circumnavigation of the Earth, which was completed by Juan Sebastian Elcano.

Ferdinand Magellan was the first expedition to sail around the world. He also discovered a passage from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean that is today called the Straits of Magellan. As a traveller, Magellan had travelled to India by sailing around Africa. He thought that there must be a route to travel to the west and around America. The King of Portugal did not agree with Ferdinand Magellan and argued with him. Finally, Magellan went to King Charles V of Spain who agreed to fund the voyage.

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