Summary: a brief biography of portugese explorer ferdinand magellan (1480-1521), the first to circumnavigate the globe and cross the pacific ocean ferdinand magellan was the first explorer to circumnavigate the globe and across the pacific ocean he was born around 1480 in a noble family and. Ferdinand magellan was a portuguese explorer who led the first expedition that circumnavigated the earth by sailing from the atlantic ocean to the pacific ocean he is also known for naming the pacific ocean magellan was born in portugal around 1480 as a student, he studied navigation and. The historical figure ferdinand magellan was a portuguese explorer who remains famous for the first circumnavigation of the earth, proving that the earth is round however, the voyage was dogged by misfortune, storms and mutinies, and magellan himself did not actually complete the trip. Why did portugal-native ferdinand, magellan sail for the king of spain instead of portugal a native portuguese, sail on behalf of spain because his cousin.
Magellan, ferdinand məjel´ən [key], port fernão de magalhães, span fernando de magallanes, c1480-1521, portuguese navigator who sailed for portugal and spain born of a noble family, he was reared as a page in the royal household he served (1505-12) in portuguese india under francisco. Ferdinand magellan originally sailed for this country with the portuguese court 1505: ferdinand magellan joined the magellan leaves portugal and heads for spain. Ferdinand magellan was a portuguese explorer who led the first sailing expedition to circumnavigate the globe magellan also is said to have named the pacific ocean.
Introduction ferdinand magellan is known for circumnavigating - sailing around - the world from spain he sailed around south america, discovering the strait of magellan, and across the pacific. Ferdinand magellan world explorer pgs 142-144 ferdinand magellan ferdinand magellan (1480-1521) was a portuguese explorer who led the first expedition that sailed around the earth (1519-1522. Early explorers from world history wiki ferdinand magellan: - sailed for portugal in the early years of his life but then later sailed for spain in his main. Ferdinand magellan (c 1480 - 27 april 1521) was a portuguese explorer he was born in sabrosa, in northern portugal, and served king charles i of spain in search of a westward route to the "spice islands".
Ferdinand magellan is acknowledged as being the first explorer to go around the world although he did not complete the journey in fact, the first person to sail around the world was a malaysian, who had travelled back to europe with magellan many years earlier. 1521 ferdinand magellan (spanish name: fernando de magallanes), a portuguese explorer working in behalf of spain, led a spanish expedition to circumnavigate the world in search for spices they started their expedition on september 20, 1519 with a fleet of five ships, a crew of 241men, and provisions for two years. This is one of the greatest portuguese explorers to ever sail the ocean ferdinand magellan was born in about 1480 in sabrosa of a noble family, and he spent his years as a court page he ran errands and helped out with general chores but he was still looking for something more. Ferdinand magellan (1480-1521) was a portuguese navigator and explorer who is credited as being the first european to sail across the pacific ocean and the first man to lead an expedition that circumnavigated the globe, though he himself did not survive the journey.
Ferdinand magellan 1480 -152 1 portuguese navigator and explorer in combat that same year, magellan sailed for malacca, an empire in sailing for spain. This most famous portuguese explorer led the expedition that sailed around the world in 1522 (although he was killed en route) the story of explorer ferdinand magellan this most famous. 1 ferdinand magellan he was the first portuguese explorer to set out on an expedition to the east indies from 1519 to 1522, as well as the first one to circumnavigate the earth. After traveling three-quarters of the way around the globe, portuguese navigator ferdinand magellan is killed during a tribal skirmish on mactan island in the philippines earlier in the month. 1519: portuguese explorer ferdinand magellan, having sworn allegiance to spain, sets sail from seville for what will be the first successful circumnavigation of the earth magellan, however, will.
Ferdinand magellan was bornabout 1480 in sabrosa of a noble portuguese family his parents, who were members of nobility, died when he was about10 years old at the age of 12, magellan became a page to queen leanor at the royal court such a position commonly served as a means of education for sons. Magellan, ferdinand (1480-1521), portuguese-born spanish explorer and navigator, leader of the first expedition to circumnavigate, or sail completely around, the world he was born in northern portugal. On april 27, 1521, portuguese explorer ferdinand magellan was killed by a poison arrow during a skirmish on the island of mactan in what is now the philippines magellan and his crew were assisting a local king they had allied with when they landed on the island of cebu weeks earlier. In search of fame and fortune, portuguese explorer ferdinand magellan (c 1480-1521) set out from spain in 1519 with a fleet of five ships to discover a.
Portuguese explorer, who sailed for spain - first european to cross the isthmus of panama and reach the pacific ocean ferdinand magellan portuguese explorer, who sailed for spain - used a strait to sail through south america to east indies given credit as the first person to circumnavigate the world, even though he dies in the philippines. The first man to sail around the world, ferdinand magellan was born around 1480 and grew up in portugal after several years in the portuguese navy, magellan left for spain, portugal's greatest rival, in an attempt to further his career. Ferdinand magellan (1480-1521) was a portuguese explorer who is credited with masterminding the first expedition to circumnavigate the world magellan was sponsored by spain to travel west across the atlantic in search of the east indies. Ferdinand magellan is widely known and studied, yet his common image can be misleading magellan was not the first circumnavigator in fact, neither his mission nor even his intent was to sail around the world.