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 of the Portuguese nobility. At the court, Magellan learned about the voyages of such explorers as Christopher Columbus of Italy and Vasco da Gama of Portugal. He also learned the fundamentalsof navigation. In 1496, Magellan was promoted to rank of squire and became a clerk in the marine department. There, he helped outfit ships for trade along the west coast of Arfica. Magellan first went into sea in 1505, when he sailed to India with the fleet of Francisco Almeida, Portugal’s first ruler to that country. In 1506, Magellan went on an expedition sent by Almeida to the east coast of Africa to strengthen Portuguese bases there. The next year, he returned to India, where he participated in trade and in several naval battles against Turkish fleets. In 1509, Magellan sailed with a Portuguese fleet to Malaka, a commercial center in what is now Malaysia. The Malays attacked the Portuguese who went to shore, and Magellan helped rescue his comrades. In 1511, he took part in an expedition that conquered Malaka. After this victory, a Portuguese fleet sailed farther to the Spice Islands which were called the Molucca Islands. Portugal claimed the islands at this time. Magellan’s close personal friend Francisco Serraro went along on the voyage to the Spice Islands and wrote to Magellan, describing the route and the island of Ternate. Serrao’s letters helped establish in Magellan’s mind the location of the Spice Islands, which later became the destination of his great voyage. Magellan returned to Portugal in1513. He then joined a military expedition to Morocco. On this expedition, Magellan would suffer a wound that would make him limp for
Running head: FERDINAND MAGELLAN
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HIS/458 - History of Human Discovery
Since the time of Christopher Columbus’ voyages in 1492 through 1503, many explorers were….
Ferdinand Magellan was born in about 1480 as a member of the Portuguese nobility and grew up in the home of the Portuguese Queen. Magellan sailed with Portuguese fleets on multiple voyages to the East Indies. Magellan’s first sail was in 1505 when he sailed around the Cape of Good Hope. After sailing around the Cape of Good Hope, he now knew where to locate spices. Due to the expedition, he also knew where the spices were located according to the line of demarcation established….
Ferdinand Magellan was an explorer who wanted to get to the Spice Islands sailing west instead of east. He was the first to circumnavigate the globe. Magellan wanted to get to the Spice Islands and prove that they were not far from the new world colonies in doing so, Spain could claim the islands. In completing the task, he gained profit and knowledge first for Spain then himself and he would have had more possibilities to explore if he had not died. Ferdinand Magellan was born in Portugal….
Ferdinand Magellan was born circa 1480 in Sabrosa, Portugal. His father was Dom Ruy Magellan, a nobleman and sheriff. He was married to Donha Alda De Mesquite. He was born Fernão de Magalhães, but changed it later. Ferdinand Magellan had 2 siblings: a sister named Isabel and a brother named Diago De Souse.
<br>This aspiring explorer and adventurer spent his childhood as a page at the Portuguese court doing errands and chores. He also went to school at a monastery. When he was only 10 years….
Magellan was born around 1480 either at Vila Nova de Gaia, near Porto, in Douro Litoral Province, or at Sabrosa, near Vila Real, in Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Province, in Portugal. He was the son of Rodrigo de Magalhães, alcaide-mór of Aveiro (1433–1500) (son of Pedro Afonso de Magalhães and wife Quinta de Sousa) and wife Alda de Mesquita and brother of Leonor or Genebra de Magalhães, wife with issue of João Fernandes Barbosa. After the death of his parents during his tenth year he became a….
Lapu-Lapu (floruit-1521) was a ruler of Mactan, an island in the Visayas, Philippines, who is known as the first native of the archipelago to have resisted the Spanish colonization. He was also responsible for the death of Portuguese Explorer Ferdinand Magellan. He is now regarded, retroactively, as the first Filipino hero. He is also known under the names Çilapulapu, Si Lapulapu, Salip Pulaka,[note 1] and Kali Pulako (alternatively spelled as Cali Pulaco), though the historicity….
Ferdinand Magellan was born in 1480, in northern Portugal. He was the son to a proud father, Rodrigo de Magalhaes. Sadly, Ferdinand’s parents died when he was a mere ten years old. But in some ways it was for the better. For he had become page to Queen Leonor at the Portuguese royal court because of his heritage. The queen and all her adversaries admired his exploration work in his later years, but that all changed. He lost the favor of the Queen when he left for a voyage without permission. One….
Figures of the Renaissance
Ferdinand Magellan was a leader of the Renaissance and a benefactor to modern science. The results of his voyage around the globe were such that the average person living during the Renaissance re-thought their paradigms of the world surrounding them, even know most scholars and other educated types knew that in fact, the world was round in shape. Ferdinand, however, proved it. Thus he lays claim to having circumnavigated the first voyage around….
Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer born in Northern Portugal in 1492. His parents , were
very wealthy and powerful and members of the portuguese nobility but died when he was only 10 years
old. Before he became an explorer Magellan was first a soldier. During a Battle Magellan lost an eye
after being shot in it and was injured and lost his leg, the wooden leg given to him didn’t fit properly
causing him to walk with a limp. He sailed for his native Portugal, but a dispute with the….
goal, still succeed? Ferdinand Magellan was born in Portugal and moved to Spain when he was older. He studied mapmaking and astronomy and he was also an explorer. He sailed to East Africa and Malaysia. In his times many people didn’t think that the world is round or that you can sail around the world. Magellan challenged this and set out on a journey to circumnavigate the globe despite people’s beliefs. The Spaniards funded his long trip. Though some might argue that Magellan was a lunatic with god….