Ferdinand magellan's global journey gave him fame, but took his life. Ferdinand magellan from the catholic encyclopedia (portuguese fernão magalhaes) the first circumnavigator of the real world born about 1480 at saborosa in the first voyage round the world (london, 1874) wieser, magalhaesstrasse u austral-continent (innsbruck, 1881) guillemard, life of ferdinand magellan. Fast facts about the exploration of america and the life of ferdinand magellan short biography of ferdinand magellan facts, history and information about ferdinand magellan. Biography, timeline & facts about the famous explorer, explorations & voyages in the age of exploration ferdinand magellan ships short biography of the life of ferdinand magellan - explorer and navigator the following biography information provides basic facts about the life ferdinand magellan:.
Born: 1480 oporto, portugal died: april 27, 1521 cebu, philippines portuguese explorer while in the service of spain, the portuguese explorer ferdinand magellan led the first european voyage of discovery to circumnavigate (travel around) the globe his voyage provided clear proof that the earth is round. Find out more about the history of ferdinand magellan, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more get all the in search of fame and fortune, portuguese explorer ferdinand magellan (c while there he was seriously wounded in a skirmish, which left him with a limp for the rest of his life. Who was magellan this most famous portuguese explorer led the expedition that sailed around the world in 1522 (although he was killed en route) he gave the name to the pacific ocean and to the straits of magellan and to the magellanic clouds - two galaxies visible from earth one helluva guy.
Ferdinand magellan timeline ( 1480 - 1521) the most important dates and events in the life of this famous explorer his early life in portugal his support from king charles i of spain he made the first voyage around the world the death of ferdinand magellan on the island of mactan. Ferdinand de magellan was born about 1470 of noble parents, and probably spent his boyhood as a page of the queen of portugal as a young man he was in the east india service, then in morocco after a slight from king manuel, he enlisted under the spanish king, and set forth his project for a trip round the world. From spain he sailed around south america, discovering the strait of magellan, and across the pacific though he was killed in the philippines, one of his ships continued westward to spain, accomplishing the first circumnavigation of earth the voyage was successfully terminated by the basque navigator. Ferdinand magellan was born in villa real or oporto, portugal in 1480, of noble parentage magellan's parents died when he was only 10, and he was reared as a page in the royal household magellan went on his first voyage on the sea at the age of 25, in 1505, when he.
Ferdinand magellan (a portuguese sea captain sailing for spain) had an important goal when he left the town of seville on the 10th of august, 1519: find a westward route to the spice (maluku) islands he did not personally achieve that goal, but his crew (led by juan sebastian elcano) did despite a grossly inaccurate. In september 1519, portuguese explorer ferdinand magellan set sail with a fleet of five spanish ships in attempt to find the spice islands by heading west although magellan died during the journey, he is credited with the first circumnavigation of earth. More familiarly known to englishmen as ferdinand magellan, perhaps the greatest of the world's great navigators, the magellan's life and voyages this has been admirably done by dr guillemard in his magellan exercised by the ideas of his time, and next the influence of the voyage itself on the cartography ofthe time. Ferdinand magellan was a famous portuguese navigator and explorer this biography profiles his childhood, life, explorations, achievements and timeline although he was killed before the voyage could be completed, he is credited for making the first circumnavigation around the globe, which was.
I have, therefore, sacrificed some of the trivial details of the voyage as related by pigafetta and others, which are accessible to the english reader in lord stanley of alderley's first voyage round the world, and endeavoured not only to render the account of magellan's earlier life as complete as possible, but to leave no. Well, as always you have to consider the point of view but beside that of those who died in the voyage, we can safely say it was an enormous success by looking at the legacy that was left behind from the voyage: first circumnavigation of the earth that is, a voyage of sixty thousand kilometers. Sail into the life of explorer ferdinand magellan on biographycom magellan led the first expedition to successfully circumnavigate the world. The name ferdinand magellan might ring a few bells for you even if you don't know who he is, you will most likely recognize the name in fact, he is one of the defining figures of history, and made one of the most important discoveries of all time when a voyage he led circumnavigated the globe those with.
In 1512, magellan returned to lisbon, and the following year, he was wounded during an expedition to morocco, which left him with a permanent limp after a disagreement with the portuguese king, in 1517 magellan went to spain to try and enlist the spanish king's support for an expedition to reach the moluccas by sailing. Occupation: explorer born: 1480 in portugal died: april 27, 1521 in cebu, philippines best known for: first to circumnavigate the globe biography: ferdinand magellan led the first expedition to sail all the way around the world he also discovered a passage from the atlantic ocean to the pacific ocean that is today called.
Portuguese explorer ferdinand magellan led the first voyage around the world. Ferdinand magellan (1480 – 1521), born in portugal in 1480 and killed in cebu, philippines in 1521, was a portuguese seafarer and navigator who worked most of his life for castille, the spanish throne in 1520-1521, magellan commanded an expedition of five ships whose mission was to find a passage. But in some cases, his journey was filled with more than he would bargain for magellan's story is filled with war, storms, mutiny, and hostile native encounters biography early life ferdinand magellan was born in 1480 in portugal the exact city is unknown many believe it was either porto or sabrosa ferdinand magellan.