Ferdinand Magellan SynopsisFerdinand Magellan Synopsis
By his mid-20s, he was sailing in large fleets and was committed in combat. In 1519, with the support of King Charles V of Spain, Magellan set out to circumnavigate the globe
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Ferdinand magellan (1480-1521)Ferdinand magellan (1480-1521)
Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese sea captain who led five Spanish ships and 251 men in the first around-the-world sailing expedition
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Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus
Genoa and then to Venice but was rejected there too. He then went to the Spanish monarchy of Isabella of Castille and Ferdinand of Aragon, in 1486, who accepted him. Columbus went on four voyages
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Ferdinand Magellan Explorer (c. 1480–1521) Cool FactFerdinand Magellan Explorer (c. 1480–1521) Cool Fact
While in the service of Spain, the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan led the first European voyage of discovery to circumnavigate the globe
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