Ferdinand Magellan

Explorer for Spain

Bio

Explorer looking for a trade route to the Philippines

Funded

King Charles agreed to fund the expedition on August 10, 1519

Found the Spice Islands

Wednesday, March 23rd 1521 at 1:45pm

Philippines

Found a new trade route west from Spain to the Spice Islands

Died

Wednesday, April 27th 1521 at 6:30pm

Philippines

Ferdinand Magellan died after getting involved with a skirmish between two rival kingdoms. But he wasn't alone because 150 of his original 270 men died in this journey as well.