On this Day…..

The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan who led the first European voyage of discovery to circumnavigate the globe.His main aim was to search the spice islands but later on finished.

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He inspired Christopher Columbus later on and other Explorers who discovered America,Australia,New Zealand and other islands.

n search of fame and fortune, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan set out from Spain in 1519 with a fleet of five ships to discover a western sea route to the Spice Islands. En route he discovered what is now known as the Strait of Magellan and became the first European to cross the Pacific Ocean.

The voyage was long and dangerous, and only one ship returned home three years later. Although it was laden with valuable spices from the East, only 18 of the fleet’s original crew of 270 returned with the ship.

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On this day,back in 16th Century,Magellan himself was killed in battle on the voyage, but his ambitious expedition proved that the globe could be circled by sea and that the world was much larger than had previously been imagined.

But his discovery proven out to be one of the greatest discoveries for Mankind,As Europe after Industrial evolution was able to connect with the Asian countries like India for Trade.Which was the the biggest achievement for Europe.

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