ferdinand magellan


Ferinand Magellan (Spring 1480 – April 27, 1521, Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines) was a Portuguese maritime explorer who, while in the service of the Spanish Crown, tried to find a westward route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. This was the first successful attempt to circumnavigate the Earth in history. Although he did not complete the entire voyage (he was killed during the Battle of Mactan in the Philippines) fellow Basque-navigator Juan Sebastian Elcano completed the final westward voyage. As Magellan traveled farther west than the Spice Islands, which he had visited on earlier voyages from the west, he became one of the first individuals to cross all the meridians of the globe. He was the first person to lead an expedition sailing westward from Europe to Asia and to cross the Pacific Ocean.

Trivia about ferdinand magellan

  • Sailing on behalf of Spain in 1519, this Portuguese explorer's trip proved the Americas were a new world
  • The strait at South America's southern tip is named for this explorer who discovered it
  • While rounding the tip of South America in 1520, this Portuguese explorer named Cape Virgines & Patagonia
  • Though Balboa was the first European to sight the eastern Pacific Ocean, this explorer named it
  • A year after his death, one of his ships completed the first around-the-world voyage
  • Punta Arenas, Chile overlooks the South American strait named for this explorer
  • On October 21, 1520 this sailor entered the Chilean strait that today bears his name
  • (Sofia of the Clue Crew at Sea World in San Diego) Europeans learned about penguins from this Portuguese explorer, the namesake of these ---- penguins
  • He was born Fernao de Magalhaes around 1480 in northern Portugal
  • Filipino chieftain Lapu-Lapu & his forces killed this Portuguese explorer April 27, 1521
  • This Portuguese circumnavigator fought the Moors in North Africa in 1513
  • In October 1520 this Portuguese explorer became the first European to reach Chile & Tierra del Fuego
  • In 1521 Juan Sebastian del Cano took over for this slain captain & made a historic Indian Ocean crossing
  • The natives were friendly for awhile when this man's ships reached the Philippines March 16, 1521
  • In 1521, shortly after becoming the first to cross the Pacific from east to west, he was killed in the Philippines

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  • 8 September 1522 - Ekspedisi pertama mengelilingi dunia, yang telah dimulai sejak 1519, di bawah pimpinan Ferdinand Magellan. #LintasDunia
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  • RT @JohnScargall: I'm pretty sure Magellan GPS only covers places that Ferdinand Magellan himself actually discovered... #FordTheRiver?
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  • the Pacific Ocean got its name from the explorer Ferdinand Magellan in 1521 who called its waters "mar pacifico" which means peaceful sea.
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