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28/11/1520 Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing the Pacific Ocean


How Magellan circumnavigated the globe - Ewandro Magalhaes


Grolier Multimedia Maps: Magellan's Circumnavigation of the World, 1519-1522

Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean. He became the first European to sail it. His voyage resulted in the first circumnavigation. Magellan himself, however, did not survive the journey. He died in the battle of the isle Mactan. His crew continued the expedition under the command of Juan Sebastián Elcano.