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  • 1.  Hi, Im Blake Aerni and I am here to tell you why I think Ferdinand Magellan should be Explorer of the Year.
  • 2.  Ferdinand Magellan was born in 1480.(they don’t know the exact day.) In Sabrosa Kingdom of Portugal. He died on April 27, 1521 in Mactan, Cebu, Philippines.
  • 3.  He died in the battle of Mactan.
  • 4.  Ferdinand Magellan explored the passage though the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Now its called the Straits of Magellan. He also discovered the Pacific Ocean. He even named it.
  • 5.  He was looking for a new route west to Melaka, Asia
  • 6.  The crew of 237 included men from several nations including Portuguese, Spanish, Italians, Germans, Flemish, Greeks, English, and French.
  • 7.  When Victoria, the one surviving ship returned to the harbor after completing the first voyage of the earth, only 18 men out of 237 survived.
  • 8.  The monument of Ferdinand Magellan is in Punta Arenas, Chile. The statue looks towards the Straits of Magellan
  • 9.  www.Wikipidea.com www.Answers.com Pictures from www.google.com and www.Wikipidea.com s