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What was named after Ferdinand Magellan?
Last Updated: 11th February, 2020
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Hereof, is anything named after Ferdinand Magellan?
The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480–1522) is known for leading the first circumnavigation around the earth. A number of things have been named in his honor, including natural phenomenona which he was the first European to observe, such as the Strait of Magellan, and the Magellanic Penguin.
Also Know, what was Ferdinand Magellan quotes? Ferdinand Magellan > Quotes
- “The church says the earth is flat; but I have seen its shadow on the moon, and I have more confidence even in a shadow than in the church.”
- “The sea is dangerous and its storms terrible, but these obstacles have never been sufficient reason to remain ashore
Similarly, you may ask, how did Ferdinand Magellan impact the world?
Although he died during his journey, Ferdinand Magellan left his mark as an explorer because of his amazing navigation skills, his advancement in trade for Europe and he was the first European to circumnavigate the globe. He also had an impact on the Native Americans, which were both positive and negative.
What was Ferdinand Magellan's major accomplishment?
In search of fame and fortune, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (c. 1480-1521) 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.