In spain, however, the archipelago, soon after its discovery by magellan, became popularly known the islands of the west or islas del poniente, because archipelago de magajaes - archipelago of magellan archipelago de celebes las islas filipinas other name: island of mortars pearl of the orient sea - given by rizal. This brief essay, mainly culled from my book, ferdinand magellan armada de maluco and the european discovery of the philippines, provides a glimpse magellan, a vecino of portugal where he served with great dedication in various expeditions and campaigns to the east and to africa, had fallen out of. Philippines the pearl of the orient sea, a title which was in turn popularized by the sixteenth century is referred to as an age of discovery and exploration and halt the spread ofislam in 1519, ferdinand magellan with a fleet of five ships and 237 men sailed for the east on march 17, 1521, magellan reached the. The day was november 28, 1520, when ferdinand magellan emerged from the narrow strait near the tip of south america that now bears his name ever since columbus discovered that it was not plain open-water sailing all the way from spain to cathay, european mariners had probed the american continent to find a.
Ferdinand magellan was a portuguese maritime explorer who led the first successful attempt to circumnavigate the earth he did not complete his final voyage he became the first person to lead an expedition sailing westward from europe to asia and to cross the pacific ocean of the 237 or 270 crew members who set. Ferdinand magellan (portuguese: fernão de magalhães, ipa pronunciation: /fɨɾ 'nɐ̃ũ dɨ mɐɣɐ'ʎɐ̃ĩʃ/ spanish: fernando or hernando de magallanes spring 1480– april 27, 1521) was a portuguese he became the first person to lead an expedition sailing westward from europe to asia and to cross the pacific ocean. Cross-cultural connection of the east and west - much of the 16th and 17th centuries, much of the west had an intense drive for exploring and dominating foreign worlds explorers such as ferdinand magellan and francesco carletti, dominate history as some of the first people to circumnavigate the globe in an effort to.
In 1521, a purtugese explorer ferdinand magellan discovered philippines ferdinand before the spanish discovery of the philippine archipelago, chinese already traded with filipinos for centuries but even though the in the 16th century, manila has become the leading commercial center in east indies because. All of these migrations/discoveries happened before the white europeans arrived in the pearl of the orient seas the traumatic european discovery of the archipelago occurred in 1521 by portuguese ferdinand magellan sailing for spain to find the spice islands (the east indies) and circumnavigate the world the goal was.
Accomplishments: first circumnavigation of the world, discovery of the magellan strait, marianas, and philippine islands legacy of magellan's name: strait of magellan, magellanic clouds (galaxies) [click on the images below for high resolution versions] portrait of ferdinand magellan from isaac bullart's academie des. Magellan was the first to reach asia by sailing westward from europe, the objective of the voyage of christopher columbus in 1492, which led to the discovery of the american continents magellan was also the first navigator to cross the vast pacific ocean, nearly four times the expanse of the atlantic and. Find out more about the history of ferdinand magellan, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more get all the facts on historycom although it was laden with valuable spices from the east, only 18 of the fleet's original crew of 270 returned with the ship magellan himself was killed in. State population the chief sponsor for the center's project on the age of discovery was the hawaii in cebu today, the magellan hotel is a prominent landmark mil- lions of filipino parents would name their first- born son ferdinand magellan's predecessor in asia mainland as a result of the greatly lowered.
In china, canton was the starting point for the 'maritime silk road' that went to india, southeast asia, the middle east, and africa spices were as valuable as gold in the age of discovery the expedition was commanded by ferdinand magellan, another portuguese who had previously traveled to the east for portugal. When he arrived in spain no one was thinking of embarking on voyages of discovery all the resources of the at the time that ferdinand magellan discovered the strait which bears his name, none of the countries of south america bordering on the pacific knew of the spaniards on the other hand, the. Ferdinand de magellan was born about 1470 of noble parents, and probably spent his boyhood as a page of the queen of portugal as a young man he was in the east india service, then in morocco after a slight from king manuel, he enlisted under the spanish king, and set forth his project for a trip round the world.
As pilot and navigator, he had served under vasco da gama (who made him captain of a ship), also under almeida and albuquerque, and at the battle of cananor fought by the side of magellan, whose desperate valor was equalled only by his own having served beneath the same banner in the east, magellan and serrao,. The history of the philippines is believed to have begun with the arrival of the first humans using rafts or boats at least 67,000 years ago as the 2007 discovery of callao man suggested negrito groups first inhabited the isles groups of austronesians later migrated to the islands scholars generally believe that these social. Serrão so greatly exaggerated the distance of the moluccas to the east of malacca that the islands appeared to lie within the half of the world granted by the pope to spain the king made an agreement with magellan which settled the different shares of ownership in the new discoveries, and the rewards to be granted the.
Ferdinand magellan was a portuguese explorer who organised the spanish expedition to the east indies from 1519 to 1522, resulting in the first circumnavigation of the earth, completed by juan sebastián elcano born into a portuguese noble family in around 1480, magellan became a skilled sailor and naval officer and. For instance, the east wind correction we just issued i think that is why our national anthem was entitled the lupang hinirang (chosen land) also called the perlas ng silangan (pearl of the orient) same as islas del oriente the portuguese knew of the isles and ferdinand magellan was portuguese. 1480 27 april 1521) was a portuguese explorer who organised the spanish expedition to the east indies from 1519 to 1522, resulting in the first circumnavigation of the earth, completed by juan sebasti n elcano born into effigy of ferdinand magellan in the monument of the discoveries, in lisbon, portugal.
734 shares while in the service of spain, the portuguese explorer ferdinand magellan led the first european voyage of discovery to circumnavigate the globe in 1505, when ferdinand magellan was in his mid-20s, he joined a portuguese fleet that was sailing to east africa by 1509, he found himself. Ferdinand magellan: the discoverer of the pearl of the orient ferdinand magellan was born in 1480, in a stone farm house in portugal his father's name was dom ruy magellan, and his mother's name was donha alda de mesquite his father was a portuguese nobleman and owned a large amount of land he was also a.