does magellan knew he can reach the mollucas by passing the pacific ocean?
- ob1knobLv 73 weeks ago
The goal of Magellan's expedition was to find a western route to Mollucas (the Spice Islands) different from the eastern route controlled by Portugal.
So yes he knew
He also Knew that America found 30 years earlier by Colombus was not Asia.
Just the real size of the Pacific Ocean was subject to debate by the time, and we don't know for sure how much Magellan underestimated the distance.
- poldi2Lv 74 weeks ago
Its truly sad they don't teach basic history or grammar in school anymore.