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Ferdinand Magellan

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Olivia Kloehn

on 14 April 2014

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Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan did many things, some of the things are. He went on a long and dangerous voyages, for fame and riches. He also became the first European to cross the Pacific Ocean.

Ferdinand Magellan first voyage was in 1519. He led five Spanish ships and 251 men in the first voyage around the World. He sailed from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific Ocean. The voyage proved that the earth is round.

Ferdinand Magellan died April 27, 1521 in Mactan, Philippines in the middle of his voyage. The remaining members of his crew actually completed the circumnavigation of the globe.
By Olivia Kloehn
Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese Explorer born October 12, 1492 in Sabrosa, Portugal. When he was young he studied mapmaking and navigation. Also his parents died when he was 10 years old. By his mid-20s, he was sailing in large fleets and was committed in combat.

Ferdinand Magellan went on his voyage around the globe because he wanted fame and riches.The voyage was long and dangerous, and only one ship returned home three years later. Only 18 of the fleet's original crew of 270 men returned with the ship.
To set sail first Ferdinand Magellan had to get a boat then know where he would go. He went to rich Spice Islands of Indonesia. There In command of five ships and 270 men. Even though he died in the middle of his voyage. That voyage proved that the Earth is round.
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