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Magellan
as in:  Ferdinand Magellan


The Magellan spacecraft (a probe sent to Venus) was named after Ferdinand Magellan.
  Portuguese navigator who in the service of Spain commanded an expedition that was the first to circumnavigate the world (1480-1521)
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Magellan Ferdinand Magellan
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Magellan did not survive his most famous expedition. In an alliance with a Christianized Filipino chief, he was killed in battle with a rival chief.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Magellan , Christopher Columbus [6] , Marco Polo [7] , Vasco da Gama [9]
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