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How Magellan circumnavigated the globe - Ewandro Magalhaes


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On September 6, 1522, the "Victoria" sailed into harbor in southern Spain. The battered vessel and its 18 sailors were all that remained of a fleet that had departed three years before. Yet her voyage was considered a success, for the "Victoria" had achieved something unprecedented – the first circumnavigation of the globe. Ewandro Magalhaes shares the story of Magellan’s journey.

Additional Resources for you to Explore

Interested in learning more about Ferdinand Magellan? This link is a great starting place! This History site about Portuguese explorer Magellan is also full of great information. Princeton University also has a wonderful resource about Magellan and his voyages. Take a look!

This presentation by Laurence Bergreen, the author of Over the Edge of the World: Magellan’s Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe, a book that recounts every detail of the expedition also is full of information about this important voyage.

Learn more about the Treaty of Tordesillas and how it pushed Spain to try and find a western route to the Spice Islands.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Ewandro Magalhaes
  • Director Franz Palomares
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Composer Carlos Palomares
  • Associate Producer Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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