World History Minute: The first voyage around the globe (Sept. 20, 1519)

World History Minute: The first voyage around the globe (Sept. 20, 1519)
World History Minute: The first voyage around the globe (Sept. 20, 1519)

World History Minute: The first voyage around the globe (Sept. 20, 1519)

On September 20, 1519 Ferdinand Magellan left Spain in hopes of undertaking the first voyage around the world, but it was Juan Sebastián Elcano who ended up completing the trip after Magellan’s death. Historian John Schmidt introduces us to Elcano. (Photo: WikiCommons/Armando Martin)