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According to this page which cites "Steckel, Richard H. and Roderick Floud (eds.)Health and Welfare during Industrialization Chicago : University of Chicago, 1997" as a source, the average height of a Frenchman between 1800 and 1820 was 164.1 cm. According to the French historian, Marcel Dunan (1963): "If one refers to the Memoirs of Marchand, t. II, ...
Three of the seventeen children died before they were baptized, so they don't even have names. For this reason, the church records list only fourteen children. In total, eight of his siblings died in infancy. Maria died when she was 15, Appolinaria died at the age of 26, and Elizaveta at the age of 29. Only four lived until 70.
Even if Magellan did reach points further east than where he died, nonetheless, he himself never circumnavigated the Globe: Circumnavigate To sail or fly around; make the circuit of by navigation: to circumnavigate the earth. Circumnavigation means completing a circuit: A circular journey whereby you end up at the point where you started out - going ...
Long story short, yes, he did. He was for a brief time military counsellor for the sultan of Ternate (around 1512). Ternate lies on longitude 127 East.
I see nothing special in that the cardinal could give such a letter to facilitate assistance to his envoy. On the other hand, I am sure that such a letter would not have any legal force in case of trial or charges.
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