Our Amazing Explorers
All explorers are important parts of history. Our explorers have concurred, built, destroyed and more. All explorers do this for reasons. Like wealth they want to get rich and live a posh life. Or fame and glory to go down in history.
Ferdinand Magellan was born in 1482 in Portugal. When so Ferdinand was 8, he became a page for Portugal’s queen. Then he worked in their armada for 8 years to gain control over the malocas. When he retired, he went to the king he had decided to find a westward route to the malocas. But the king said he could not, and Ferdinand Magellan resigned his citizenship and went to Spain. When he got there, he was welcomed by the king and queen they wanted to fund him on his quest.
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The Strait of Magellan
Magellan left Spain in 1518. He had 5 ships and 220 men. Ferdinand and his crew sailed in disastrous stormy weather he lost two of his ships. One to the sea the stormy weather. One to because of the fearful men that turned around instead of going on. But brave Magellan kept going for he had fought hard to earn a journey of his own. Soon the weather ended and so did the strait, Magellan named the calm sea ahead mar pacifico and the strait he went through the strait of Magellan
Cebu and Cuba
Magellan soon found an island name Cuba to replenish and restock on. He soon left to sail on after sailing for a while he was getting close to the malocas, but he stopped at a Philippine island. He made friends with their chief, the chief had a problem and Magellan listened. He had a problem with a neighboring tribe Magellan agreed to help. So, him his now small crew and the tribe fought the neighboring tribe. Sadly, Magellan was struck down in that battle 1521 April 27. But a crew member Juan Sebashton Elcano a “back up navigator” guided them to the malocas loaded up the ship with spice and sailed them to Spain on the well-established route. That is the story of Ferdinand Magellan an explorer that did not even mean to be one of the first explorers to sail the world.
In the 1400s European explorers wanted to find a eastward route to the indies. The indies are very important traders they have silk spices and more. They go to the indies because they cannot grow this stuff in Europe. A sea captain from Italy named Cristofer Columbus stepped up and said he would take the trip, but he would go westward. King and queen Ferdinand and Isabella decided to pay for the trip. They did this because they wanted to spread their Christianity and to gain silk and spices.
It was late spring 1492 when he left, he had a crew of 89 men and 3 ships. The Santa Maria was a caravel the Pinta and the Nina were carracks. Later, after sailing for a while they stopped for some repairs at what is now canary island that was one of there only stops. They set sail again on September 6. The ships were headed for the Atlantic Ocean. Many days later they still did not see land but on October 11th, 1492 they finally reached land. When they first saw the” Indians” but the natives called their island guanahani. He claimed the island in the name of Spain and renamed it san Salvador
Cuba and Hispaniola
when Columbus left, he took 6 “Indians” he still believed he had gotten to the indies he decided he was going to go to japan. So, he kept sailing soon he got to an island the locals called Cuba Columbus thought this was a Japanese nickname for the island. Soon he came upon another island that he named Hispaniola. Columbus left for Spain, but he left 39 men to set up camp on Hispaniola. The people all cheered him on he went on many other expeditions, but he never actually found the indies.
Have you ever thought what if we never got to America? What if we never explored where would we be now. All we know is that things would be different. So, we should recognize who explored. Who dared to travel the world even if it was for greed? Or for fame some times you will never know what some ones aspirations but you can study to try to know and get close.