Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing the Pacific Ocean

Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing the Pacific Ocean

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Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean. He became the first European to sail it. His voyage resulted in the first circumnavigation. Magellan himself, however, did not survive the journey. He died in the battle of the isle Mactan. His crew continued the expedition under the command of Juan Sebastián Elcano.

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