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As we reaccessorize, we might recall that it was on this date (the birthday of Alexander the Great) in 1519 that Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Sanlúcar de Barrameda (at the mouth of the Guadalquivir River down which he had travelled from Seville) with 270 men on 5 ships to find for Spain a secure route to and from the Spice Islands.  Almost exactly three years later, on September 6, 1522,  the remaining crew of Magellan’s voyage–only 18 men out of the original 237 men were on board– arrived in Spain aboard the last ship in the fleet, the Victoria– having circled the globe.  Magellan had not intended to circumnavigate the world, only to find a way to the Spice Islands; it was Juan Sebastián Elcano,  who took command after Magellan’s death in the Philippines, who decided to push westward, thereby completing the first voyage around the entire Earth.

One of Magellan’s ships circumnavigated the globe, finishing three years

after embarking, 16 months after the explorer’s death

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September 20, 2008 at 1:01 am

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