Was Magellan The First Person To Circumnavigate The Globe?
The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan is often credited as being the first person to have circumnavigated the globe, but the reality of his journey is a bit more complicated.
Age of Discovery
Artwork and map animation help illustrate the exciting voyages of Prince Henry the Navigator, Díaz, Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Magellan, Ponce de León, Balboa,...
Age of Discovery
The Age of Discovery is a period of European global exploration that started in the early 15th century with the first Portuguese discoveries in the Atlantic archipelagos and Africa, as well as the dis...
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Was Magellan The First Person To Circumnavigate The Globe?
The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan is often credited as being the first person to have circumnavigated the globe, but the reality of his journey is a bit more complicated.
Manuel Ribeiro Pardal
Manuel Ribeiro Pardal also known as Manuel Rivero Pardal or Pardel (died 1671) was a 17th-century Portuguese privateer in Spanish service during the late 1660s and early 1670s. Pardal was originally h...
Vicente Sodré
Vicente Sodré (c. 1465 – 30 April 1503), was a 16th-century Portuguese knight of Order of Christ and the captain of the first Portuguese naval patrol in the Indian Ocean. He was an uncle of Portugu...
Gustavo Lima
Gustavo Lima is a Portuguese sailor. Competing in the 2000 Summer Olympics, he finished 6th in the laser class. He improved his position by one place, finishing 5th at the 2004 Olympics. He finished ...
Pêro de Ataíde
Pêro de Ataíde or Pedro d'Ataíde (d'Atayde, da Thayde), nicknamed O Inferno (Hell), (c. 1450 - February/March, 1504, Mozambique Island) was a Portuguese sea captain in the Indian Ocean active in the ...
Pêro de Ataíde - Wikipedia
Chinese exploration
Chinese exploration includes exploratory Chinese travels abroad, on land and by sea, from the 2nd century BC until the 15th century.
The Han envoy Zhang Qian traveled beyond the Tarim Basin in the...
Chinese exploration - Wikipedia
Fernando Pinto Coelho Bello
Fernando Pinto Coelho de Almeida Bello (1 September 1924 – 8 November 1995) was a Portuguese competitive sailor and Olympic medalist. He won a silver medal in the Swallow class at the 1948 Summe...
Sancho de Tovar
Sancho de Tovar, 6th Lord of Cevico, Caracena and Boca de Huérgano (c. 1465 – 1547) was a Portuguese nobleman of Castilian birth, best known as a navigator and explorer during the Portuguese age...
Sancho de Tovar - Wikipedia
Bernardo Freitas
Bernardo Freitas is a Portuguese sailor. He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 49er class.
Tristão Vaz Teixeira
Tristão Vaz Teixeira (c. 1395–1480) was a Portuguese navigator and explorer who, together with João Gonçalves Zarco and Bartolomeu Perestrelo, was the official discoverer and one of the first settlers...
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Francisco de Andrade
Francisco Rebello de Andrade (born July 15, 1923) is a Portuguese competitive sailor and Olympic medalist. He won a bronze medal in the Star class at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, together wi...
Pêro de Alenquer
Pêro de Alenquer was a 15th century Portuguese explorer of the African coast. Pêro was born in Alenquer.He accompanied Bartolomeu Dias on his journey around the Cape of Good Hope in 1487/1488. He was ...
Tristão da Cunha
Tristão da Cunha (sometimes misspelled Tristão d'Acunha; [tɾiʃˈtɐ̃w̃ ðɐ ˈkuɲɐ]; c. 1460 – c. 1540) was a Portuguese explorer and naval commander. In 1514 he served as ambassador from king Manuel I of ...
Tristão da Cunha - Wikipedia
Joaquim Fiúza
Joaquim Mascarenhas de Fiúza (February 8, 1908 – March 4, 2010) was a Portuguese sailor who competed in three Olympic games in 1936, 1948 and 1952. He was born in São Domingos de Benfica. At the Berli...
Belchior Calaça
Belchior Calaça (or Belchior Álvares) was a Portuguese naval captain who was active in the Indian Ocean in the second half of the 16th century.Captain Belchior Calaça was tasked with fortifying Muscat...
Nuno Barreto
Nuno Barreto (born 1972) is a Portuguese competitive sailor and Olympic medalist.He won a bronze medal in the 470 class at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, along with his partner Hugo Rocha.At the...
Duarte de Almeida Bello
Duarte Manuel Pinto Coelho de Almeida Bello (26 July 1921 – 3 July 1994) was a Portuguese competitive sailor and Olympic medalist. He won a silver medal in the Swallow class at the 1948 Summer O...
Bartolomeu Português
Bartolomeu Português (16??-16??) was a Portuguese buccaneer who attacked Spanish shipping in the late 1660s; he also established one of the earliest sets of rules popularly known in pirate lore as "th...
Bartolomeu Português - Wikipedia
Hugo Rocha
Vitor Hugo Simão do Vale Rocha (born 1972) is a Portuguese competitive sailor and Olympic medalist. He won a bronze medal in the 470 class at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, along with his partne...
Moses Cohen Henriques
Moses Cohen Henriques Eanes was a Jewish Sephardic pirate, operating in the Caribbean.Henriques Eanes helped Dutch naval officer and folk hero Admiral Piet Pieterszoon Hein, of the Dutch West India Co...