The Quiz: How many of Magellan’s five ships returned to Seville?
Magellan gets the credit, but his successor as voyage leader, Juan Sebastián Elcano, was really the first captain to circumnavigate the globe. Elcano’s ship, the ‘Vittoria,’ was the only one to make the entire journey back to Seville.
Elcano was awarded an annual pension and the Marquisate of Buglas in the Philippines. A globe and the phrase ‘primus circumdedisti me’ (Latin for ‘you first encircled me’) were added to his coat of arms.
The correct answer to this quiz is 1.