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 through 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.
i think the navigation system Magellan was named after Ferdinand Magellan The Magellanic penguins were named after Ferdinand Magellan.
ferdinand magellan an explorer
what did Ferdinand Magellan find
Ferdinand Magellan was traveling in a ship
Ferdinand Magellan traveled in ships
Ferdinand Magellan lived in Portugal and Spain.
Ferdinand Magellan was born in Portugal.
What Happened after Ferdinand Magellan died?
yes Ferdinand Magellan make it to Europe
Did Ferdinand Magellan die of starvation
Ferdinand Magellan died on April 27, 1521
Ferdinand Magellan was supported by Spain on his expedition.
Ferdinand Magellan Sailed from Spain
Ferdinand Magellan discovered the Philippines in 1513
Ferdinand Magellan was born in Portugal, so he is Portuguese.
who help ferdinand magellan
Ferdinand Magellan was born in Sabroza in northern Portugal.
Ferdinand Magellan was born around 1480 in Sabrosa, Portugal.
the country that sent ferdinand magellan on his mission was spain
Ferdinand Magellan spoke English or gelachi scotish
Ferdinand Magellan belonged to rich parents but it is unknown weather he was or not.
ferdinand magellan got married in 1517 to beartiz barbosa
Ferdinand Magellan stopped at the Phillipens because he was in war.
Ferdinand Magellan didn't change the world and Portugal