Magellan began with five ships -- Concepción, San Antonio, Santiago, Trinidad and Victoria, and a crew of about 250 men. He was killed on 27 April 1521 in what is now called the Philippines. After 21 December 1521, Victoria sailed alone, the eighteen sailors pumping water out of the hold all the way because they had managed to save out of all the storms, deaths, murders, and disasters, a ship-load of spices.
This blog is to honor Nicholas from Nauplion. I have no more information about him. I don't know if he ever got back to Nauplion.
I want to honor all those eighteen men for their courage and endurance.* And possibly, their sheer cussedness.
Juan Sebastián Elcano, captain-general.
Nauplion should put up a statue for Nicholas. In his time, there was a small church of Ag. Nicholaos at the port, just outside the city wall, where the present Ag. Nicholaos is located. That would be a good place for the statue.
* Wikipedia supplied the names.