4th Marianas History Conference 2019 Book III: History

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Ferdinand Magellan (Fernão de Magalhães in Portuguese and Fernando de Magallanes in Spanish) Memoria By Omaira Brunal-Perry Richard Flores Taitano - Micronesian Area Research Center obrunal@triton.uog.edu Abstract: Ferdinand Magellan (c. 1480-1521) set out from Spain in 1519 with a fleet of five ships to discover a western sea route to the Spice Islands. This presentation is based on the facts of Magellan’s life and character researched by Historian José Toribio Medina and published in Santiago de Chile in 1920. The work of JT Medina is so monumental that it has guided the study of many historians. In this paper the author is selecting passages of Magellan’s Memoria and translating them to illustrate his ambition and goals of the expedition that change navigation forever.

Editor’s Note: This paper, presented at the Marianas History Conference, was not made available for publication.