Top News On Ferdinand Magellan!

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His childhood!

Magellan was born in 1480 in Sabrosa, Portugal. Since his family was close to the royal family, Magellan became a page to the Portugal queen after Magellan's parents died in 1490. He took the opportunity to learn about the various Portugal exploration.

Magellan took part in his first sea voyage in 1505 when the queen sent him to India to help install Francisco de Almeida as the Portuguese. He also experienced his first battle there in 1509 when one of the local kings rejected the practice of paying tribute to the new viceroy.