List of circumnavigations

List Of Circumnavigations

List of circumnavigations

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This is a list of circumnavigations of the planet Earth.

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Complete global circumnavigations

  • (in multiple stages) Ferdinand Magellan, 1511–1521 (multiple voyages). In 1511 he visited the Moluccas (3°9′S 129°23′E). He returned to Portugal and set out in 1519 to circumnavigate the globe, while in the service of the Spanish crown. He discovered and sailed through the Strait of Magellan and reached the Philippines in 1521, where he was killed on Cebu (10°5′N 123°33′E). The expedition was completed by Spaniard Juan Sebastián Elcano. Magellan himself did not personally complete a circumnavigation of the Earth in any one voyage.
  • (in multiple stages) Enrique of Malacca, c.1511—1521, Magellan's interpreter. He was captured in Sumatra as a child and taken to the Moluccas (3°9′S 129°23′E), where he was sold to Magellan in 1511; he accompanied Magellan on his circumnavigation and ended up on Cebu (10°5′N 123°33′E), in the Philippines.
  • (complete) The 18 survivors of Ferdinand Magellan's Spanish expedition (which began with 5 ships and 200 men), 1519–1522, in the Victoria. After Magellan died in the Philippines in 27 April 1521, the circumnavigation was completed under the command of the Basque seafarer Juan Sebastián Elcano who returned to Seville, Spain on 8 September 1522 after a journey of 3 years and 1 month.Kurlansky, Mark. 1999. The Basque History of the World. Walker & Company, New York. ISBN......
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