Ferdinand Magellan citáty
Datum narození: 17. říjen 1480
Datum úmrtí: 27. duben 1521
Fernão de Magalhães byl portugalský mořeplavec, který sloužil španělské koruně.
Citáty Ferdinand Magellan
„The Church says that the Earth is flat, but I know that it is round. For I have seen the shadow of the earth on the moon and I have more faith in the Shadow than in the Church.“
— Ferdinand Magellan
This quotation is often found on the internet attributed to Magellan, but never with a source, and no English occurrence prior to its use by Robert Green Ingersoll in his essay [http://www.infidels.org/library/historical/robert_ingersoll/individuality.html "Individuality"] (1873) has been located. Thus, it it most likely spurious. In that essay Ingersoll states: