What Happened in 1520
Titian Paints "Bacchus and Ariadne"
Bacchus and Ariadne (1520-23) is an oil painting by Titian. It is one of a cycle of paintings on mythological subjects produced for Alfonso d'Este,... Read more
Ferdinand Magellan and crew establish settlement called Puerto San Julian
On 30 March the crew established a settlement they called Puerto San Julian. On April 2 a mutiny involving two of the five ship captains broke out,... Read more
Ferdinand Magellan discovers and explores Strait of Magellan
At 52°S latitude on October 21 the fleet reached Cape Virgenes and concluded they had found the passage, because the waters were brine and deep... Read more
Portuguese Ships Enter "The Sea Of The South"
Having sailed from the Atlantic Ocean through the passage that came to be known as the Straits of Magellan, three ships under the command of... Read more