Ferdinand Magellan

A Amazing Explorer


Ferdinand Magellan was an explorer and he explored the ocean. What he was famous for was he was the first person to circumnavigate the globe.
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Early life

Magellan was born in 1480 in Portugal and he lived in a wealthy family growing up. Also he served as a page in the royal court.

Reasons For Exploration

The reasons he explored were he was exploring for King Charles the 5th of Spain. He was looking for another passage to Eastern Asia.


In 1519 he explored to find another passage to Eastern Asia. He used 5 ships to explore. Magellan sadly died before he could find the passage but some one on one of his 5 ships did find it.


Magellan sadly died in a fight on April 27 1521. He changed the world by almost finding the passage but at least starting the journey.

Wednesday, April 27th 1521 at 12am

The Philippines

Magellan died.