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  2. 2. Background Information <ul><li>In 1480, Ferdinand Magellan was born in Sabrose, Portugal from noble blood. </li></ul><ul><li>When he was a child he was a page to the Queen of Portugal. </li></ul><ul><li>In his first voyage, Magellan was under the command of Francisco d’Almeida. The voyage was to India. </li></ul><ul><li>Magellan died fighting a war with the Mactans in the Philippines in 1521. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Purpose of Expedition <ul><li>The purpose of his expedition was to look for the Spice Islands (present-day Indonesia). </li></ul><ul><li>Magellan believed that there was a strait through the New World/America. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Voyage <ul><li>Fleet consisted of five ships the Trinidad, Concepcion, San Antonio, Victoria, Santiago. </li></ul><ul><li>200 crew members at the start of the voyage. </li></ul><ul><li>Only the Victoria survived the voyage. </li></ul><ul><li>Their ship returned full of spices but only 18 out of the original 200 crew members survived the journey. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Expedition Route
  6. 6. Hardships Faced <ul><li>Asked King Manuel of Portugal three times for sponsorship but finally went to Spain for sponsorship. </li></ul><ul><li>While anchored in Puerto San Julian, the crew mutinied and the Santiago was destroyed in a storm. </li></ul><ul><li>Food ran out and many diseases struck. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Historical Contributions <ul><li>Proved that the world was round and was first to circumnavigate it. </li></ul><ul><li>First European to sail across the Pacific Ocean. </li></ul><ul><li>Started a debate on who owned the Spice Islands. </li></ul><ul><li>Strait of Magellan and Magellanic Clouds 1 were named after him. </li></ul>1 Please note that Magellanic clouds are actually another galaxy
  8. 8. Other Notable Accomplishments <ul><li>First person to view penguins. </li></ul><ul><li>Named the Pacific Ocean. </li></ul><ul><li>Was the first European to visit the Philippines. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Bibliography
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