The Quiz: Who set sail from this city and led the first circumnavigation of the globe?
A Ferdinand Magellan
B Christopher Columbus
C Vasco da Gama
The Portuguese explorer organized a Spanish expedition to the East Indies in 1519 by, counterintuitively, sailing west. The fleet of five ships set sail from Seville, Spain—the location of our homepage image. Almost three years later, the remnants of the expedition returned, having encircled the globe. While Magellan didn’t survive the entire voyage, his efforts made history.
The correct answer to this quiz is Ferdinand Magellan.