“The church says the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the church.” – Ferdinand Magellan
Ferdinand Magellan was an explorer who planned the first circumnavigation of Earth, providing the world with the first practical evidence of the round shape of the planet. The cirumnavigation was completed by Juan Sebastián Elcano. Magellan died on the voyage.
Quote source: Elbert Hubbard’s Scrapbook