(The). So called by Magellan, because he enjoyed calm weather and a placid sea when he sailed across it. All the more striking after the stormy and tempestuous passage of the adjoining straits.
Frederick III., Emperor of Germany. (1415, 1440-1493.)
Olaus III. of Norway. (*, 1030-1093.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894