Fernão de Magalhães was born to Rodrigo de Magalhães his dad who was the mayor of the city and Alda de Mesquita in Sabrosa, Portugal in 1480.He was the second of 7 kids and died on April 27 in 1521. After a poison arrow during a battle. He explored for Spain from 1519-1521, only 3 years. The ships he used were the Trinidad, the San Antonia, the conception, Victoria and Sanantonio.
Ferdinand Magellan's main goal was
to bring spices back to Spain.
He also wanted Fame and Fortune,
like most explorers
Ferdinand Magellan developed an interest in maritime discoveries because of the promised riches. He wanted to be the first to sail to to the Spice Islands
Ferdinand brought spices and other riches back to
Spain. Ferdinand actually died on the way so he could not finish his
journey but in his honor other crew member's
finished the journey and brought back many riches and spices
Ferdinand Magellan was caught in a series of electric storms, lost halve of his supplies to a Portuguese spy, found bad water and was stuck for 38 days
and got a disease, probably from lack of Vitamin C.
Magellan died many other sailors died too and he lost many ships.
This is Magellan's route sailing through the world.
Ferdinand had many early sails and in one he had a battle and got a permanent limp
He saved the life of many sailors on one trip
he kept the voyage under control even though he had Spanish Captains who did not like taking orders from a Portuguese
A ship slipped back to Spain and took a lot of the food and water