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Gavin Menzies

    '''Gavin Menzies''' (b. 1937) is a retired submarine commander and the author of the controversial book ''1421 hypothesis|1421: The Year China Discovered America'' which asserted that ships from the Chinese fleet of admiral Zheng He travelled to the Americas prior to Christopher Columbus' arrival in 1492 and circumnavigated the globe a century before Magellan
    Menzies joined the Royal Navy in 1953 and served in submarines from 1959 to 1970 When he was the commander of HMS Rorqual(1968-1970) he sailed the routes sailed by Ferdinand Magellan and Captain James Cook He now resides in North London with his wife Marcella and two daughters

    Further reading

    • Menzies Gavin (2003) 1421: The Year China Discovered America Morrow/Avon hardcover 576 pages ISBN 0060537639

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    See also

    • 1421 hypothesis