The most common answer is Elcano and the crew of Magellan’s ships starting from Spain on September 20, 1519, and coming back in September 1522. But there is another person who might have went round the world before he did Magellan’s servant Enrique. In 1511, Magellan was on a trip for Portugal and participated in the attacking of Malacca where he go his own servant Enrique. ten years later, Enrique is with Magellan in the Philippines. After Magellan’s death, it is reported that Enrique was filled with grief and when he found out he was not going to be let go , against Magellan's Wishes , so he ran away.
In 1492, Christopher Columbus reached the Americas, after which European exploration and colonization rapidly expanded. Voyaging through much of the Caribbean region and, early in the 16th century, parts of the North and South America. Although Columbus was not the first European explorer to set foot on the Americas, he was the first to establish the colonies that would grow into the United States of America. When Columbus arrived on the shores of mainland North America he did not only see sandy beaches, wild fruits, and animal wildlife. As he ventured inland he would come across a race of people who spoke a different language and resembled nothing like the men of the crusade or anyone they had ever known.
The Roanoke Colony’s disappearance Did you know that even though Jamestown was England’s first permanent colony, it was not the first time colonists attempted to make their home in the new world. The Roanoke colony, also known as “The Lost Colony” was founded in 1585. The first couple years seemed to be going well until John White had to sail back to England for supplies. When he returned the whole colony had been deserted, and all 117 had gone missing. White found only a few clues that only add to the mystery of the lost colony.
After they explored all the islands and found lots of goods, such as gold, tobacco, and some spices, on the return trip back to Spain was really tough for Columbus and his crew members, because on the way back, the Santa Maria ship (The one captained by Columbus) was wrecked and the captain of The Pinta sailed off and tried to beat Columbus back to Spain. Columbus returned to Spain in the Nina, arriving on March 15, 1493. When Christopher Columbus landed in America, he thought he was the first person to discover it, and thats what alot of people still believe today, but that is not entirely true. Before Christopher Columbus arrived to America, a viking named Leif Eriksson was really the one who discovered America, and many other countries also claim that they discovered America way before Columbus. He wasn't even the first European explorer to set foot in
Levy tells the story of Hernan Cortes, originally setting sail from Spain, as he sailed from Cuba to the shores of Mexico in 1519, eager about the discovery of new lands. Cortes, as well as many other explorers during this time, was inspired by the Three G’s: God, gold, and glory. He planned to conquer the new lands for Spain, to convert the natives to Catholicism, and to obtain the riches of the land, mostly gold. Conquistador is basically a record of the last days of the Aztec civilization, as the two groups, the Aztecs and the Spaniards, clash, and the Spaniards ultimately come out on top. When Cortes and his men first arrived on the island of Cozumel in 1519, they were unaware that a complex and advanced civilization was just beyond the shores of Mexico.
Various stories of Christopher Columbus’s journey present the same basic details. Christopher Columbus was a well educated merchant who believed in a round world. He miscalculated the circumference of the world and believed that by sailing west, you can reach Asia. He was rejected by the Portuguese king to fund his journey. He then went to the Spanish monarchs that financed his 3 ship fleet.
I believe that the islands of the Caribbean are part of the Asian Continent. Christopher Columbus will forever be imbedded in our minds as the man who discovered the New World who opened up the channel for the colonization of the Europeans, which brought diseases, religion, plants animals and culture to the Americas; he would also be remembered for the destruction that the native people endured during his island explorations conquest such as rapes and murder and also the plagues that he bought to them. Christopher Columbus never sailed again he died at the age of fifty-five on May 20th,
There is no argument that his “discovery” was a turning point in history, however many argue that his accomplishments have been oversimplified and glorified. Michael Berliner wrote an article where he addresses that Columbus Day should be celebrated and Columbus deserves to be honored. While Berliner makes an intriguing argument for the continuous celebration of Columbus Day, he drops the ball with acknowledging the individualism of the Native Americans and all the eradication caused. The theme of Berliner’s article is pretty clear, Columbus should not be held responsible for all the havoc caused. When Berliner addresses the issue if Columbus really did discover the Americas, he is very hostile with his answer.
In the opinion of writer, in the process of bring the Philippines into modern age, Magellan, who was too exhilarate after sailing around the world, entangled in the conflict of the local. However, this statement should be thought over carefully. Firstly, whether Magellan wanted to bring local into modern age is questionable. At least, according to the Philippines, the answer is “no”. In the Mactan Island, the place where Magellan died, the Magellan shrine writes “Hero, on 27 April 1521, Lapulapu and his fellows repulsed the Spanish invaders, killing their leader Ferdinand Magellan.
This storytelling technique became crucial for the Spaniards in the Indies who sought to explain to the Spanish royalty the world they had encountered. This marks a pivotal departure from any storytelling procedure ever utilized before. The conquistadors were describing a universe totally foreign and alien to everything they had known. Thus, there were no references to be made, no way of making sense of what they experienced, because nobody in Europe had written about it before. The words of tradition were therefore inadequate, and here is where we find the subsequent construction of the earliest images of the American natural world.