What were Ferdinand Magellan's boats named?

Answer Ferdinand Magellan departed Spain in 1519 with five ships named the Victoria, San Antonio, Concepcion, Santiago and Trinidad. Only the Victoria would complete the circumnavigation of the Earth in 1... Read More »

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What ocean was named by Ferdinand Magellan?

The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan named the Pacific Ocean, or Mar Pacifico. He named it this in 1520 because of its apparent stillness. Magellan was the first to discover a navigable passa... Read More »

Why are boats named after women?

The naming and launching of a ship is an important occasion in the naval industry. For centuries, boats have been named after women, and even today continue to be referred to as "she" in conversati... Read More »

Who were Ferdinand Magellan's parents?

Ferdinand Magellan's parents were Rui de Magalhães and Alda de Mesquita. His father was mayor of Sabrosa in northern Portugal. Magellan's parents died when he was 10 years old, and he became a pag... Read More »

Who were Ferdinand Magellan's sponsors?

King Charles I was the sponsor for Ferdinand Magellan's voyages; he ruled as the King of Spain from 1516 through 1556. Charles I also served as Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire from 1519 through 15... Read More »