Ferdinand Magellan

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Magellan’s expedition claimed to have encountered giants in South America

when they were anchored near modern-day Argentina, Magellan and his men reported that they encountered 8-foot-tall men on the beaches of Patagonia.

Magellan gave the Pacific Ocean its name

He named it after sailing through a horrific storm and losing one of his ships. he went through the strait of Magellan in November 1520. once he went through that he named it "mar pacifico" which means "peaceful sea"

Magellan only deserves partial credit for the circumnavigation.

Magellan is cited to be the first explorer to circumnavigate the world but that is not true. he was killed before he reached the spice islands.