Magellan is famous for planning the voyage that first went
around the world. He conquered many obstacles on his trip.
What many people don't know is that he died before the
voyage was done.
Voyage Around the
Follow Ferdinand Magellan as he follows his dream
to sail around the world. This illustrated article
gives you the before, during, and after of
Magellan's voyage. The result was a new
understanding of the world.
Start here, with your About Guide to Geography, to
learn more about Magellan, a truly fascinating
figure in the history of exploration. Find primary
sources, timelines, maps, and more!
The Mariners' Museum tells you the story of
Magellan in plain language and with some pictures
and maps. Site includes links to brief biographies
of other major players in the Magellan story,
including Spain's King Charles and Antonio
Pigafetta, whose diary chronicled the entire
The publisher of this
website has written a book about Magellan.
this book from Amazon.com
Magellan: The Greatest Voyage of Them
This site is all text, but it's good text. The facts are
there, as well as a little analysis. It's always good to get
your facts straight before you write your paper!
This helpful site gives you lots of information about
Magellan and his voyage. Best of all, this information is
presented in a Question-and-Answer format, and most of the
questions are ones you have anyway!
Voyage Across the
Did you know that Magellan and his crew sailed for 98 days
across the Pacific Ocean without fresh food or water? This
site describes that voyage in great detail. You won't find
any pictures here, but the words are very
Voyage: A Primary
This is one of the very few primary sources to be found on
the Internet. It is the story of Magellan's voyage as seen
through the eyes of a Genoese pilot who accompanied Magellan
on the voyage around the world.
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