About Ferdinand Magellan
Ferdinand Magellan was an explorer from Portugal. He is famous for being the 1st to circumnavigate the world.
In 1519, Ferdinand left Portugal to head to the East Indies. Ferdinand was a talented sailor and was chosen by King Charles I to search for another route to the Maluku Islands, the location that served as the spice supplier for the rest of the world. 5 ships under Magellan’s command left on the journey. Upon reaching the islands he was persuaded to attack the natives on an island to convert the island to Christianity. The natives killed him and attacked his crew. Only 1 ship returned home and 232 men of the 290 that started the journey had died.
Magellan’s wife and child died while he was circumnavigating the world. Upon his death Magellan asked for his interpreter slave to be freed.
Ferdinand Magellan's Popularity
Ferdinand Magellan was a famous Sea explorer, who was born on May 19, 1480. As a person born on this date, Ferdinand Magellan is listed in our database as the 15th most popular celebrity for the day (May 19).
People born on May 19 fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull. Ferdinand Magellan is the 311th most popular Taurus.
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