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"Fernando Magellan was the first who traveled around the world"

Magellan (1480 - 1521) undertook two major expeditions. In 1505 he traveled on the route east to the Spice Islands. In 1519 he wanted to reach the Spice Islands on the western route, but failed and was killed in the Philippines. Putting together these routes, Magellan surrounded the globe. Early explorers who did indeed around the world have been the 18 sailors, the only survivors of Magellan's crew. They managed to get back to Spain in September 1522, led by helmsman, Juan Sebastian Elcano (about 1476-1526).
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