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What is named after Ferdinand Magellan?
His full name was Ferdinand Magellan or in Spanish Fernando deMagallanes. He was an explorer and was the first to sail fromEurope to Asia.
Magellan's five ships were the San Antonio, the Santiago, the Concepcion, the Victoria, and the Trinidad.
Trinidad Conception Victoria San Antonio Santiago
Pacific means peaceful and when he saw it, it was calm compared to other bodies of oceans he crossed and it had very small waves.
He discoverd the Pacific ocean
The name of his father is Rui de Magalhaes and the mother's is Quinta de Sousa.
2 brothers: Duarete de Sousa and Diogo de Sousa 1 sisters: Isabel
Ferdinand Magellan (c. 1480-1521) was an early explorer of the New World. He was one of the first individuals to cross all the meridians of the globe, sailing to the Pacific t…hrough the South American straits that now bear his name. Magellan, though Portuguese by birth, captained the Spanish fleet in the first expedition to circumnavigate the globe (1519-1522). He did not survive the entire journey. He was caught in a native war in the Philippines in 1521 and died by getting a spear through his heart. Only one of his five ships and 18 of the crew of 250 completed the trip. (Four other survivors made their way back from Portuguese captivity.) The commanding officer of the one remaining ship, the Victoria, was Juan Sebastian Elcano (also spelled del Cano) who, unfortunately, has all but dissolved into the annals of history. It was Elcano who decided to continue westward, despite the hazards this posed. The fashion of the day dictated that the fleet Captain received the honour of the voyage and as such it went to Magellan. He was, after all, responsible for getting them as far as the Philippines. Ferdinand Magellan was an explorer from Portugal who helped plan and execute the first boat trip all the way around the Earth.
He named it Filipinas after King Philip II.
On October 21, 1519, he reached the tip of South America. It took him more than four weeks to go through what was later named the Strait of Magellan to the Pacific Ocean, whic…h he named for its peaceful surface.
Magellan, though Portuguese by birth, captained a Spanish fleet with the intention of reaching the Spice Islands (Maluku, Indonesia) by sailing west around South America. Th…e expedition, from 1519-1522, became famous as the first to sail completely around the Earth. After Magellan was killed during a battle against natives in the Philippines (1521), the Basque captain Juan Sebastian Elcano took command and completed the voyage by sailing west around Africa. Only one ship out of the original five made it back to Spain, and only 18 of the 270 crew members (4 others survived and returned after capture by the Portuguese).
Ferdinand Magellan was an explorer who is known for being the first European to travel to Asia through the west. He grew up on ships and was a very good navigator.
A penguin has been named after Ferdinand Magellan. It is called the Magellanic Penguin. It is native to South America.
Ferdinand Magellan was most famous for having the 1st voyage around the world. his 5 ships were the sanot Antonio the conception the the Victoria and the Santiago. Magellan wa…s killed by poison arrow through the foot and a spear through the heart. he died in the island of Cebu in the city of mactan and in the country of Philippines.
His Portuguese name is commonly spelled Fernao de Magalhaes. The a in Fernao has a tilde above it, as the a in haes. It is also spelled Fernam de Magalhaens or Magal…hains, all of which would capture the sound of his name as Portuguese would create the sound.