Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan and his crew led the first expedition that sailed around the earth. Magellan explored in 1519-1522 and he wanted to get to the Moluccas, spice-rich islands. Magellan sailed from Seville, Spain. He sailed west around the southern tip of South America and all the way around the world to what is now the Philippines. Magellan's crew wanted to mutiny against him but in the end he was killed by natives In the Philippines. Magellan's crew finished the voyage with out him. Magellan was the first to discover a western sea route to Asia, and he was the first explorer to sail around the world on the Pacific Ocean. I suppose other people started to follow Magellan's path.