Ferdinand Magellan  
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Biography Voyage Primary Sources
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Antonio Pigafetta

Sebastian del Cano


BBC: Ferdinand Magellan

Magellan: Missing in Action, by Laurence Bergreen : Great article by a noted Magellan historian.

Ferdinand Magellan - New World Encyclopedia

Magellan - Slide Share:  Must use PowerPoint to view

Catholic Encyclopedia: Ferdinand Magellan

The Baldwin Project - Ferdinand Magellan : Cool site, with lots of information.

Factmonster - Magellan

HowStuffWorks - Ferdinand Magellan

The Man Who Sailed the World

The Mariner's Museum: Ferdinand Magellan & the First Circumnavigation of the World

Studyworld - Ferdinand Magellan

National Maritime Museum - Magellan

Enchanted Learning - Magellan

BBC - History - Ferdinand Magellan (1480 - 1521)

Ferdinand Magellan - Unmasked At Last

Ferdinand Magellan Biography

Ferdinand Magellan: has lots of information and links.

The Death of Magellan, 1521

History House Magellan's Demise


Life at Sea:  Check out life at sea section, and others.  Lots of good information here.

Magellan's Voyage

Life at Sea in the Time of Magellan

Magellan's Voyage Around the World Part 1: The Story Before the Voyage and Part 2: The Voyage Itself and Part 3: The End of the Voyage

First Circumnavigation of the Globe by Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan and the First Circumnavigation of the World

Magellan's Ships

Victoria (ship) - Wikipedia

Magellan's Voyage 1519-1522:  Short video.

Slideshare - Magellans Expedition:  Need to use Flash Player 9 to view.

Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan, Explorer to the Pacific Region

LIST OF SURVIVORS OF Magellan's Ship The Trinidad

Magellan's Voyage Around the World Part 1: The Story Before the Voyage

Magellan's Voyage: Around the World

Magellan's voyages on the Trinidad, Conception, Victoria and Santiago

Navigation and Mapping
Scurvy During Magellan's Voyage:  The citation is rather complex for this source, so I have the correct citation below.
                "Scurvy During Magellan's Voyage" Ed. Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine. 43.4 (1967): 346. PubMed Central. .
                        National Center for Biotechnology Information, 3 Feb. 2010. Web. 2 Mar. 2011.

Antonio Pigafetta (
"Antonio Lombardo")

FYI Antonio Pigafetta, First Round-the-World PR Man - BBA Communications

The Mariners' Museum EXPLORATION through the AGES

Francesco Antonio Pigafetta

Antonio Pigafetta: Facts, Discussion Forum, and Encyclopedia Article

Pigafetta and Magellan's Voyage

Antonio Pigafetta -Wikipedia

The Antonio Pigafetta the world knows who is not

Juan Sebastian de Elcano
(de Cano)

The Remaining of the Voyage: How del Cano finished Magellan's voyage.

 First Circumnavigation of the Globe by Magellan: 1519-1522: read the tale end of the article.

Juan Sebastian Elcano:  I hate Wikipedia, but this is a good entry.

Famous Hispanics Juan Sebastian de Elcano

Biography of Juan Sebastián Elcano

  Juan Sebastian Elcano

Primary Sources

Modern History Sourcebook: Magellan's Voyage Round the World, 1519-1522 CE

Magellan's Voyage

Magellan's Voyage by Pigafetta

Pigfetta's Account of Magellan's Voyage: Again, I hate Wiki... but this gives part of the account.

(1520)John Fiske's Account