The Voyage around the World 1522

The last of the ships of the grand vision of circumnavigating the world finally arrived in Spain on September 6, 1522.  King Charles I of Spain supported the voyage in search of a westward route to southeast Asia.  The fleet was led by Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer who worked for the Spanish.  Magellan perished on the long, difficult voyage, but his crew completed his mission to sail around the world for Spain

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