lunes, 16 de marzo de 2015

March 16: Ferdinand Magellan arrived in the Philippines archipelago called on behalf of King Philip II of Spain, in 1521.

Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan (Fernão de Magalhanes, in Portuguese) was an explorer navigator who organized the first marine expedition around the world which was completed by Juan Sebastián Elcano.

Magellan served the Spanish King Carlos I in search of Westerners toward finding spices in today's Indonesia routes.

Magellan led the first circumnavigation sailed the Atlantic Ocean and crossed the natural channel of the Southern Cone of America and called it the "Strait of Magellan" that led to the Pacific Ocean, the same name given by Magellan to the Pacific Ocean.

Magellan did not complete the proposed journey because he died in the Battle of Mactan in the Philippines while fighting with native tribe of the zebu.

Magellan´s death by a native Zebu in Philipinnes, April 27, 1521.

It was the Spanish navigator Villalobos who gave the name to the Philippine archipelago on behalf of whom would Felipe II of Spain.

Visit this link to see Magellan´s first view of the Pacific: