Question by  PinkyPosh (21)

Who was the leader of the second expedition to circle the globe?

I used to know this.


Answer by  JasonM (7)

The leader of the second expedition to circle the globe was Garcia Jofre de Loaysa, a Spaniard who set sail July 24, 1525. This expedition isn't well known because it wasn't very succesful. 450 men originally sailed from Spain and only nine returned in 1536 on a Portugese ship. None of the original ships returned from the voyage.


Answer by  DouglasEarlClore (1236)

Sir Francis Drake is generally given credit as the second, as he sailed from Plymouth, England in 1577 and returned to the same place in 1580. Some might say the eight surviving men out of 450 led by Garcia Jofre de Loaysa, but none of thier ships survived the trip.


Answer by  Doomstoned (1454)

In the year of 1528, the second officially recognized successful circumnavigation of the globe was achieved by the Spaniard, Andres de Urdaneta, who was also interestingly enough, an Augustinian friar. In fact, the course he took to cross the Pacific ocean became later known as "Urdaneta's Route". However, his return was met with little fanfare from the king of Spain.


Answer by  kakoe (989)

Sir Francis Drake led the second expedition to circle the globe, it took him 3 years to complete the journey!


Answer by  PZ (1206)

British explorer Sir Francis Drake was leader of the second voyage to successfully circumnavigate the globe (1577-1580). Magellan was the first to do so (1519-1522).


Answer by  jclick (1561)

The second circumnavigation of the globe was led by Andres de Urdaneta, an Augustinian friar, in 1528. His expedition took nine years.

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