Ferdinand Magellan

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Birthday
19, 1480
Birthplace
Sabrosa, Portugal
Death Date
Apr 27, 1521 (40)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
19, 1480
Birthplace
Sabrosa, Portugal
Death Date
Apr 27, 1521 (40)

About

Famous Portuguese explorer who sought a westerly route for spices. He planned the first successful expedition to circumnavigate the world.

Before Fame

Due to his family's heritage, he became the page to the Portuguese royal court after his parents' death.

Trivia

He was the first explorer to sail from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.

Family Life

He had two children with his wife, the daughter of his friend Diogo Barbosa.

Associated With

He went out on his voyage shortly after Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas.

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