Event Summary

Ferdinand Magellan sails from Spain around S. America into Pacific

Date

1519

Description

Ferdinand Magellan sails from Spain around S. America's Cape Horn into Pacific; killed in Philippines; his ship Vittoria completes first circumnavigation and returns to Spain in 1522 under the direction of Juan Sebastian del Cano.

Lecture

Exploration/Discovery

Timeline 1

Europe's Maritime Reconnaissance, 1350-1640

Record ID

183