Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Antonio Pigafetta (c. 1491 – c. 1534), was an Italian navigator. He paid a large sum of money to accompany and assist the Portuguese captain Ferdinand Magellan and his Spanish crew on their trip around the world. During the voyage, he kept an accurate journal.

3 comments:

Vic de Jesus said...

Paid a large sum of money?

What is the source for this assertion?

I have read Pigafetta's account (there are 3 published extant manuscripts, the Ambrosiana, MS 5650, and the Nancy-Libri-Phillipps-Beinecke-Yale codex), and the eyewitness accounts of Gines de Mafra, Francisco Albo, The Anonymous Portuguese, The Genoese Pilot, Sebastian Elcano, Martinho Ayamonte, Martin Mendez and I can't find this assertion.

Where did you read this?

Vicente Calibo de Jesus
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Moon River said...

i've read it somewhere, can't recall where. but it was not by any means an invation of me

Vic de Jesus said...

You may have picked it up from someone who merely picked it up also from someone else who...

It is a fabrication.

Vicente Calibo de Jesus
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