geographic discoveries facts Selected as the most interesting among history related questions in History quiz How many travels around the world did Ferdinand Magellan complete?None. Magellan's expedition of 1519–1522 became the first expedition to circumnavigate the Earth. But Magellan himself did not complete the entire voyage, being killed during the Battle of Mactan in the Philippines.Created by: Debbie Foxsailors facts » Who discovered New Zealand?Dutchmen. New Zealand was discovered by Dutch capitan Abel Tasman. It is named after the Dutch province of Zealand (near the Belgian border today).Created by: globalquiz.orgNew Zealand facts » Whose flagship was used as a model for this replica?Columbus. Santa Maria, the largest of three ships of Columbus' first voyage, was a small carrack with single deck and crew of 40 men. Created by: globalquiz.orgdiscoveries facts » Where did Columbus land in the New World for the first time?In the Bahamas. It is known that Columbus arrived on an island in the Bahamas (he named it San Salvador), but for centuries historians debated on which island that really was. The captain's log doesn't give much information: large, beautiful island, with a lagoon. Today, there is a general consensus that it was an island in the Bahamas, named San Salvador in 1926 to match the name given by Columbus.Created by: globalquiz.orgAge of Sail facts » What hasn't been named to honor Columbus?A see. There is a State of Colombia. The capital of Sri Lanka is Colombo. Columbia University is one of the best universities in the USA. But Columbus see has never exist.Created by: Katarzyna DąbrowskaColombia facts » Who commanded the galleon "Golden Hind" during the expedition around the world?Francis Drake. Golden Hind was an English galleon best known for her privateering circumnavigation of the globe between 1577 and 1580, captained by Sir Francis Drake. She was originally known as Pelican, but was renamed by Drake mid-voyage in 1578, in honour of his patron, Sir Christopher Hatton, whose crest was a golden 'hind' (a female red deer).Created by: Tschuka history of England facts » What is the name of the James Cook Barque during his first expedition? (discovert of the south-east coast of Australia)The Endeavour. HMS Endeavour was a British Royal Navy research vessel that Lieutenant James Cook commanded on his first voyage of discovery, to Australia and New Zealand, from 1769 to 1771. In April 1770, Endeavour became the first ship to reach the east coast of Australia, when Cook went ashore at what is now known as Botany Bay. Endeavour then sailed north along the Australian coast. Created by: Tschuka discoverers facts » Where was John Cabot from? (the discoverer of Newfoundland and Labrador)From Italy. John Cabot (Italian: Giovanni Caboto, Venetian: Zuan Chabotto) was a Venetian navigator and explorer whose 1497 discovery of the coast of North America under the commission of Henry VII of England was the first European exploration of the mainland of North America. Created by: Tschuka America facts » Play history quiz and see all the questions.