Ferdinand Magellan Sets Sail
Portuguese Man Sets Sail On The Sea!
As A Navigator
While participating and serving in Morocco, he got wounded, and lived the rest of his life with a limp when walking, not long after that, he was accused of trading with the Moors, strictly illegal
The King's Permission
The king of Portugal, King Manuel L, had refused to give Magellan ships and supplies to voyage to the Spice Islands. For the Portuguese still thought that the best way to Asia was around the tip of Africa. Magellan had left his home in Portugal and decided to move to Spain.
When Magellan showed his plan to the Spain king, King Charles V, he had agreed to sail back the usual route, on the tip of Africa, back to Spain. The king agreed and Magellan had set off!
Getting Ready For Sail
After a long time sailing, he had found a perfect strait to go through. Magellan had decided to name that channel the All Saints Channel. Now we call it The Strait Of Magellan. After going through, he had found The South Sea. As he was sailing in the ocean, he named it the Pacific Ocean, not knowing that an explorer already named the ocean The South Sea, which was Vasco Nunez de Balboa. For a long three months, Magellan had found no land, without and food or drink, most members had to live off eating rats. Many didn't make it through, but Magellan stayed strong.
The Capitan Falls
Although their captain was down, the crew members still went on. They had sailed to the East Indies and the Spice Islands and brought back enough items to just about fill their two ships. Although Ferdinand Magellan was gone, we will always remember him as the brave explorer who made the first complete expedition around the world!