Ferdinand Magellan: Greatest or delusional?
Magellan was a mighty explorer because he converted a lot of people to Christianity and he was the first to discover very important places. When Ferdinand stopped in the Philippines on the island of Cebu, he tried to teach people about his religion, Christianity. People want to spread their religion and make more people a believer of what they believe is the one and only true religion. William Manchester writes in “A World Lit Only By Fire”, that, “by the end of the following week virtually every inhabitant of Cebu- a total of twenty-two hundred, according to one of the flota’s crew- had chosen Christ.” To convert thousands of people in just a few weeks to a totally new religion is a tough job, but Magellan was determined. He was also the first to discover many new places. He was the first to discover the tip of South America and sail around it. The passage he sailed through is now called the Straight of Magellan after him. He and his crew were also the first to sail across the Pacific Ocean. He also did it on limited food supplies. Magellan had many positive moments on the trip but he also had a few flaws.
Ferdinand was a little delusional because he caused an unnecessary war that caused his death and he never finished the trip he set out to do. Instead of leaving the Island