First Circumnavigation of the Globe

September 6, 2011 | posted in: Tech Chronicles | by

Technology that Shapes Our Lives September 6, 1522 One of Ferdinand Magellan’s five ships–the Vittoria–arrives at SanlÚcar de Barrameda in Spain, thus completing the first circumnavigation of the world. The Vittoria was commanded by Basque navigator Juan SebastiÁn de Elcano, who took charge of the vessel after the murder of Magellan in the Philippines in..

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