Gerry Canavan

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The First Person to Travel Around the World

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The first man to circumnavigate the globe was not actually Magellan, who died before completing his journey, though for some reason history credits him as if he finished. The true honor probably goes to Enrique of Malacca, a slave Magellan captured in the Malay Archipelago, who was brought to Spain by Magellan and then returned to the Philippines by sailing west. More on Enrique’s unknown accomplishment here.

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November 19, 2007 at 10:05 pm

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