Ferdinand Magellan by Charles Legrand Occupation:
Portrait of Ferdinand Magellan. Public Domain Initially, Magellan served under the Portuguese crown.
Later, however, he left Portugal and headed for Spain. In addition, Magellan was also promised a fifth of the profits acquired through their looting and pillaging along the way. Wikimedia Commons According to the records written by Antonio Pigafetta, Magellan began his journey from Seville on August 10 of the same year.
From there, Magellan set sail to Brazil, then a Portuguese colony, and entered the Rio de Janeiro a river, not the city founded in on December They stayed there until December 26 before setting sail again.
From Brazil, Magellan and his men sailed southwards along the South American coast in search of the fabled passage that would lead them into Asia. Portrait traditionally associated with Antonio Pigafetta. During this time, a mutiny broke out, but Magellan managed to quell it by executing a mutinous captain, and leaving another mutinous captain behind.
Around the same time, the Santiago was sent to scout the route ahead, though it was shipwrecked by a storm. The surviving crewmembers were rescued, and assigned to the remaining ships.
Five months after anchoring at Port San Julian, Magellan continued his journey. On October 21,the passage to the East was finally found, and it took Magellan 38 days to navigate this body of water before exiting the Atlantic, and entering the Pacific. During the early days of navigating this strait, the crew of the San Antonio forced its captain to abandon the expedition, and fled back to Spain.
Not long after, the passage was given its present name, the Strait of Magellan, in honor of the man who discovered it. Map showing the Strait of Magellan. Public Domain During the next leg of the journey, Magellan reached the Pacific island of Guam, where he replenished his food supplies.
Magellan then landed in the Philippines, where he met his death at the Battle of Mactan on April 21, Lapu-Lapu, a chief on the island of Mactan in the Philippines, is credited with resisting and defeating the invaders.Ferdinand Magellan was born in Sabrosa, Portugal, in into a noble family.
After serving as a court page for two years, his adventurous spirit led him to a career as an explorer.
In , Magellan went to the Spice Islands (Indonesia) to participate in several military and exploratory expeditions. 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 . Myth: Ferdinand Magellan (Fernão de Magalhães) was the first person to circumnavigate the globe.
There’s no doubt that Magellan intended to have a successful journey when his expedition set off from Spain on September 20, Ferdinand Magellan was the leader of the first expedition to circumnavigate the real world.
He was the first European to sail across the Pacific Ocean and discovered a route by which ships could sail a complete circle around the world.
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