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vendredi 24 avril 2015

N° 25 - Pam Ash - USA -

Thank you very much Pam for this wonderful painting adventures of Magellan.

Magellan was a Portuguese skilled sailor and naval officer who discovered the westward route to the "Spice Islands". Conmmanding a fleet of five vessels, he headed south through the Atlantic Ocean to Patagonia, passing through the Strait of Magellan into a body of water he named the "peaceful sea" (the modern Pacific Ocean). Despite a series of storms and mutinies, the expedition reached the Spice Islands in 1521 and returned home via the Indian Ocean to complete the first circuit of the globe. Magellan didn't complete the entire voyage, as he was killed during the Battle of Mactan in the Philippines in 1521.




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