Enrique of Malacca Enrique of Malacca was the first person to circumnavigate the globe linguistically—he traveled so far in one direction (west) that he came to a place where his own language was spoken. Enrique may have also circumnavigated the globe completely, a full circle of the earth beginning and ending in Malacca or somewhere in the Philippines. 

Enrique departed Malacca on the Malay Peninsula in 1512 or 1513, taken as a slave by Ferdinand Magellan after the 1511 Portuguese invasion of the area trade hub. They went first to Lisbon and later to Spain before departing on the Magellan-Elcano expedition that first circled the globe. Enrique was last seen by Magellan's fleet at Cebu (Philippines), some 2,600 kilometers from Malacca.

1558 Carrack Pieter Bruegel the Elder

February 15, 2021

Ferdinand Magellan Voyages of Discovery - Circumnavigation Part 4/4


Part 4 of "Ferdinand Magellan Voyages of Discovery" runs from Ferdinand Magellan's death in the Philippines through the end of the voyage.

Along the way the surviving crew finally reach the Moluccas (Maluku islands in modern-day Indonesia), the fabled Spice Islands that Columbus and others had sought.


Part 1, Ferdinand Magellan Voyages of Discovery

Part 2, Ferdinand Magellan Voyages of Discovery





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