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Instituto Cervantes Hosts Webinar Focused on the First Voyage Around the World

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MANILA, Philippines — Instituto Cervantes de Manila will host a webinar titled “Today, 500 years ago, the Pacific Ocean was baptized. The Strait of Magellan” on Nov. 28 at 6 p.m.

During Ferdinand Magellan’s voyage around the world, the three remaining ships of the expedition he led completed the crossing of the Strait on November 28, 1521. What would be the first voyage in history to cross the ocean, which they baptized with the name of Pacific, began on that day.

The said webinar will focus on the 500th year of the naming of the Pacific Ocean. Speakers include the Chilean ambassador, Claudio Rojas; the director of ICM, Javier Galván; the author of the book “Ferdinand Magellan: The Armada de Malucco and the European Discovery of the Philippines,” Danilo M. Gerona; Archivo General de Indias’ Braulio Vázquez; and the author of “Elcano, viaje a la historia,” Tomás Mazón.

Interested participants can access the webinar for free through this Zoom link on a first-come-first-serve basis.

For more information, please visit the webinar’s Facebook event page.


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