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April 27, 1521 Was Magellan Worth Defending?

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April 27, 1521 Was Magellan Worth Defending?
Navigation
Magellan was an expert on navigation. In 1480 he studied cartography and astronomy. On November 1, 1520 Magellan made it into a strait. He sent scouting parties to find dead ends and places that were rocky or dangerous. There was a lot of fog at the time so Magellan used something he knew about inlands and water. As Magellan sailed through the strait he would use the taste of the water. The fresher the water was the closer he was inland. The saltier the water was the closer Magellan was to the Pacific ocean.
Concern for the crew
On April 27, 1521 Magellan reached Mactan island in the Philippines. A few days latter he got into a battle with local inhabitants. This was the battle when Magellan couldn't get his sword out because of a wound on his arm. Magellan could see that he was not only losing the battle, but also losing men this is when he ordered a retreat and lead his crew to safety. He was successful leading them to safety unfortunately not him self.
Bravery
During the battle in the Philippines Magellan was out numbered about 100 to 1 and with only few men
including his officers Magellan still fought on.
With a wound on his arm, being hit with a
poison arrow in the leg, and not being able
to pull out his sword Magellan surprisingly,
still fought on until he was pushed to the
ground and was killed by hoard of indians
surrounding him.
Magellan's leniency
Like most people Magellan gave warnings, almost like everyone he didn't like giving many. Almost when the voyage began on of Magellan's ships staged a mutiny. The mutiny was staged by many people but still unsuccessful. Magellan could of decapitated, quartered, or even leave them on an island to die, but instead of doing anything to them he gave them a warning and showed leniency.
Responsibility
Magellan was very loyal to his crew and his crew was loyal to him. Many people who were his officers were Spanish and resent sailing for a Portuguese captain. If Magellan was to stay in command he'll have to stay tough. He was, often Magellan would have to cut back on food because it was running low and out in the middle of the sea you can't get any supplies.
Trust worthy
Magellan was a very trust worthy man. In 1517 Magellan told
the Spanish king that he would find a faster way to get to the spice Islands. He kept his word. The Spanish king was risking many things such as Magellan not succeeding, Magellan taking all his earnings for himself, the lost of the armada, etc. The Spanish king didn't think Magellan was a trustworthy he knew. It's a good thing he did because Magellan's crew of only 18 arrived in Seville, Spain on September 10, 1522.
Magellan's perseverance
Magellan's perseverance was huge! He would not stop until what he started is done. When he was in the Philippines he battled and fought on; when he was running low on food that didn't bother him, he kept on going; and when he refused to go back to Spain even though his crew did a mutiny about how bad condition they were in Magellan ignored them and went on. Magellan is a kind of man that would be given $1,000,000 to and he wouldn't spend it all right away he'll buy food save some then save it. Magellan would not finish until his job was done.
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We Disagree
We disagree because Magellan
did not know that the qiunce
Jelly prevented scurvy.
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