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The First Voyage Round the World by Magellan (Classic Reprint)

The First Voyage Round the World by Magellan Classic Reprint Excerpt from The First Voyage Round the World by MagellanThe grounds of complaint of the Portuguese against Magellan are perhaps best expressed and in the strongest terms by Bishop Osorio so it m

  • Title: The First Voyage Round the World by Magellan (Classic Reprint)
  • Author: Antonio Pigafetta
  • ISBN: 9780331375817
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Excerpt from The First Voyage Round the World by MagellanThe grounds of complaint of the Portuguese against Magellan are, perhaps, best expressed, and in the strongest terms, by Bishop Osorio, so it may be well to quote from him the following passage Lib XI, 23.About this time a slight offence on the part of the king d Manuel so grievously exasperated the mind of a ceExcerpt from The First Voyage Round the World by MagellanThe grounds of complaint of the Portuguese against Magellan are, perhaps, best expressed, and in the strongest terms, by Bishop Osorio, so it may be well to quote from him the following passage Lib XI, 23.About this time a slight offence on the part of the king d Manuel so grievously exasperated the mind of a certain Portuguese, that, forgetful of all faith, piety, and religion, he hastened to betray the king who had educated him, and the country which had brought him forth and he risked his life amongst the greatest perils Ferdinand Magellan, of whom we have before spoken, was a man of noble birth, and endued with a high Spirit He had given proofs in India, in warlike affairs, of courage and perseverance in no small de gree Likewise in Africa he had performed his duties with great ardour Formerly it was the custom among the Por tuguese that the king s servants Should be fed in the palace at the king s expense but when the number of these ser vants had become so great because the sons of the king s officers retained the same station, and besides, many were admitted for their services into the king s household , it was seen to be very difficult to prepare the food of such a multi tude On this account it was determined by the Kings of Portugal that the food which each man was to receive in the palace Should be provided by himself out of the king s money

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    1. Antonio Pigafetta

      Scholar and explorer from the Republic of Venice He traveled with the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his crew by order of the King Charles I of Spain on their voyage to the Indies During the expedition, he served as Magellan s assistant and kept an accurate journal which later assisted him in translating one of the Philippine languages, Cebuano It is the first recorded document concerning this language.Pigafetta was one of the 18 men who returned to Spain in 1522, out of the approximately 240 who set out three years earlier The voyage completed the first circumnavigation of the world Juan Sebasti n Elcano served as captain after Magellan s death Pigafetta s journal is the source for much of what we know about Magellan and Elcano s voyage.At least one warship of the Italian Navy, a destroyer of the Navigatori class, was named after him in 1931.

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