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  • 1. Ferdinand Magellan By Brittany January 8, 2009 Las Flores Elementary Research Report
  • 2. Early Life
    • Born in Oporto, Portugal, 1480
    • Parents died at age 10
    • Was a page at the Portuguese Court serving for the King and Queen at age 12
    • 2 siblings, Isabel and Diago de Souse
    • Father was mayor
  • 3. Previous Experience
    • As page, he studied cartography, geometry, and astronomy
    • Became a soldier when he was 25 for India
  • 4. Exploration
    • Sailed around Cape of Good Hope for the King and Queen of Spain
    • Got 5 ships September 20, 1519 and sailed the westward passage (sailed around the tip of Africa)
    • Wanted to prove the earth was round, not flat
  • 5. Results
    • Found new ocean and named it Pacific because it travels east to west
    • Found island in Philippines called Mactan
  • 6. Conclusion
    • Died April 27, 1521
    • Shot by a poison arrow in a fight by a native in Mactan just after landing there
    • Remembered because he found the Straight of Magellan, (westward passage) he proved the earth was round, and he’s considered the leader for the first circumnavigation around the world
  • 7. Bibliography
    • http://www.yesnet.yk.ca/schools/projects/enaissance/maggellan.html
    • January 13, 2009