Prince Henry, First Circum-Navigator, 1419-1521
by Ilena Lo
First man to go around the world: Ferdinand Magellan, Juan SebastiŠn Elcano or even Magellan's servant Enrique?
Impossible to answer, not enough documents confirming Magellan's trip to Banda and Ambon under Captain Antonio de Abreu in 1511 or origins of Henry the Black.
Magalh„es named the former slave after the prince that ordered Zarco to start the circle that he completed one century later, just before his death, 1521.
Prince Henry the navigator designed it atop the Sagres cliffs.