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Also known as Antonio Lombardo, due to his birthplace, this Italian gentleman was born in Vicenza. He was the author of First Voyage Around the World (La Relación del Primer Viaje Alrededor del Globo), the primary chronicle of the voyage. He arrived in Spain in 1518, with the entourage of the papal nuncio, and enlisted in the armada for the Maluku (Spice) Islands as a member of Magellan's circle, to whom he offered effusive compliments on account of his knowledge, nautical expertise, bravery, and tenacity.

Following his return in the Victoria, his famous journal was circulated far and wide. It is a first-person account by an eye witness which is worth reading for its detailed account of events, as well as details about the inhabitants and nature of the lands they visited.

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  • Title: Antonio Pigafetta
  • Creator: Mariqui Romero

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