HFM 060 | Explorers that Pushed the Boundaries of the Known World, Part 3: Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521) – The Portuguese Navigator’s Terrifying Voyage Across an Endless Sea

March 10, 2014


Everyone knows that Magellan’s circumnavigation of the globe was hard, but they don’t know how hard. Nor do they realize how tragic and unnecessary his death was. Learn more about the explorer that boldly ventured into an ocean that took 95 days longer to cross than his original estimate of 3.

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Michael writes history books on dictators, the Middle East, and insane rulers, not necessarily in that order. He lives somewhere between Europe and Asia (literally)

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