Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese sea explorer who sailed for Spain.
He was the first to sail from Europe westwards to Asia, the first
European to sail the Pacific Ocean, and the first to lead an expedition
for the purpose of circumnavigating the globe. Though Magellan himself
died in the East Indies before returning to Europe, some of the crew
and fleet he organized and guided for half the journey did return there
in 1522, having circumnavigated the globe.
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