Voyages of Ferdinand Magellan

First voyage
A battle between the Portuguese Armada and Turkish soldiers on horseback in Goa, western India ©Image Attribution forthcoming. Image belongs to the respective owner(s).
1505 Mar 1

First voyage

Goa, India

In March 1505 at the age of 25, Magellan enlisted in the fleet of 22 ships sent to host Francisco de Almeida as the first viceroy of Portuguese India. Although his name does not appear in the chronicles, it is known that he remained there eight years, in Goa, Cochin and Quilon. He participated in several battles, including the battle of Cannanore in 1506, where he was wounded. In 1509 he fought in the battle of Diu.


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