.I would like to sail to the Indies by rounding the southern end of South America and crossing the Pacific Ocean.
The Early Years
The Journey Begins
The nights got cold and longer, leading some of the crew to mutiny.
They passed the westward passage. The westward passage is known as the Strait of Magellan. The island of the Spaniards named it Tierra del Fuego, which means "land of fire", because the crew saw Indian camp fires along the coast.
Voyage of Turmoil
Magellan converted the native chief to Christianity, while in the Phillippines. The chief then persuaded Magellan to help him capture a nearby island inhabited by a rival tribe.
I have converted you to christianity.
Please help me capture a nearby island inhabited by a rival tribe.
They had circumnavigated the globe and proved beyond a doubt that the world was round. The Spanish suceeded in finding a westward passage to the Indies.