Ferdinand Magellan By Mrs Cummins I am Portuguese!
Who was Ferdinand Magellan?• Ferdinand Magellan was a famous Portuguese explorer who was born in 1480. He died in 1521.
Why is Ferdinand Magellan famous?• Although Magellan was killed on his last expedition it is generally accepted that he was the first explorer to circumnavigate the world.
This map shows where FerdinandMagellan and his crew explored?
When did Ferdinand Magellan explore?Magellan explored from 1519 to 1522.
Why did Ferdinand Magellan explore?• The reasons for Magellan’s explorations is probably multi- factorial. Perhaps he was motivated to accumulate great wealth and had a curiosity about what lay beyond Europe.
Why did Ferdinand Magellan explore?• Research suggests trade was an important motivator for Magellan’s expeditions. In 1511, he sailed to the Spice Islands where exotic spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg were located.
Interesting facts about Ferdinand Magellan Magellan named the Pacific Ocean: this name means a calm, peaceful ocean.
What is the family background of Magellan?Magellan’s family were members of the nobility. Hence, they were wealthy and powerful.
Who did Ferdinand Magellan sail for?• Early in Magellan’s sailing career he sailed for his country Portugal. After having a dispute with his King, Manoel II, he sailed for Spain.