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Ferdinand Magellan


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Ferdinand Magellan

  1. 1. Ferdinand MagellanBy Mrs Cummins<br />I am Portuguese!<br />
  2. 2. Who was Ferdinand Magellan?<br />Ferdinand Magellan was a famous Portuguese explorer who was born in 1480. He died in 1521. <br />
  3. 3. Why is Ferdinand Magellan famous?<br />Although Magellan was killed on his last expedition it is generally accepted that he was the first explorer to circumnavigate the world.<br />
  4. 4. This map shows where Ferdinand Magellan and his crew explored?<br />
  5. 5. When did Ferdinand Magellan explore?<br />Magellan explored from 1519 to 1522.<br />
  6. 6. Why did Ferdinand Magellan explore?<br />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. <br />
  7. 7. Why did Ferdinand Magellan explore?<br />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.<br />
  8. 8. Interesting facts about Ferdinand Magellan<br /><ul><li> Magellan named the Pacific Ocean: this name means a calm, peaceful ocean. </li></li></ul><li>What is the family background of Magellan?<br />Magellan’s family were members of the nobility. Hence, they were wealthy and powerful.<br />
  9. 9. Who did Ferdinand Magellan sail for?<br />Early in Magellan’s sailing career he sailed for his country Portugal. After having a dispute with his King, ManoelII, he sailed for Spain. <br />
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