The Philippines Pigafetta s Story of Their Discovery by Magellan None
Title: The Philippines: Pigafetta's Story of Their Discovery by Magellan
Author: Antonio Pigafetta
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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.