The Voyages of Ferdinand Magellan Click to enlarge But Magellan was not content to travel the ordinary way. By this time, Magellan had found a map that indicated the Rio de la Plata, a large bay-like river delta in South America, as a passage through that continent to the Pacific Ocean. It is called the Strait of Magellan. Leaving San Julian, the fleet sailed southward; on Oct. On March 28, they landed in the Philippines and befriended a tribal king, Rajah Humabon of Cebu Island.
Our Company About Advertise Privacy Who Is MrN? Whoever was the progenitor of the Magalhaes, as the family came to be known in the official Portuguese records, early historians traced his roots not to Portugal but to France. Here the fleet rested, watered, revictualled and refitted; on the 9th of March they started again westward; and on the 16th of March sighted the southern point of Samar Island in the archipelago, since 1542 called the Philippines, but named by Magellan, its first discoverer, after St. Magellan wanted to travel westward to reach Asia and the Spice Islands. On the 14th of July of that year he was raised to the rank of fidalgo escudeiro; and in 1513 he accompanied a Portuguese expedition against Azamor in Morocco. He was the son of Rui de Magalhães son of Pedro Afonso de Magalhães and wife Quinta de Sousa and wife Alda de Mesquita and brother of Duarte de Sousa, Diogo de Sousa and Isabel de Magalhães.
He sailed down the east coast of to Patagonia. Magellan is best known as the first person to travel completely around the globe. In 1511, Magellan was sent to Morocco where he fought in the Battle of Azamor and received a severe knee wound. Ferdinand Magellan was an explorer from Portugal who helped planand execute the first boat trip all the way around the Earth. They were wrong, but Magellan's scheme was to test that assumption. There were only three ships left at this point as the Santiago had sunk and the San Antonio had disappeared.
He intended to keep the body as a wartrophy. An English version of Pigafetta was made by Richard Eden in his Decades of the Newe Worlde London, 1555. To King Charles, Magellan proposed sailing west, finding a strait through the Americas, and then continuing west to the Moluccas, which would prove that the Spice Islands lay west of the demarcation line and thus in the Spanish sphere. The crew, officers, volunteers, etc. Celebrations are being planned around the world. In 1495 he entered the service of Manuel, João's successor, and in 1504 enlisted as a volunteer for the Indian voyage of the first Portuguese viceroy in the East, Francisco d'Almeida. Several of the Spanish captains on the ships in the expedition plotted to kill him, but none of their plans succeeded.
Finally, on September 8, 1522, the Victoria made it back to Spain with only 18 men surviving, hence completing the first circumnavigation of the world. He was born to parents of nobility, who died when Ferdinand Magellan was only 10 years old. Early Life Ferdinand Magellan was born in Sabrosa, Portugal, in 1480 into a noble family. In 1510, Magellan was promoted to the rank of captain. One of the captains deserted, taking his ship back to.
It took the men almost six months to sail to the Spice Islands. The other ship, the Victoria, continued west under the command of the Basque navigator Juan Sebastian de Elcano. No record of his exploits was left by Magellan himself; and contemporary accounts are less detailed and consistent than could be wished. Unfortunately the ships—the San Antonio, Trinidad, Concepcion, Victoria, and Santiago—were barely seaworthy, and the crews, including some officers, were of international composition and of dubious loyalty to their leader. Magellan joined the Portuguese service to sail with the fleet in 1505. Ferdinand Magellan and his crew did not have enough supplies for the voyage and they had to eat rats and sawdust on the trip in order to survive. In 1519, at the age of only 27, the King enlisted the support of several wealthy businessmen, including Marco Polo, Bill Gates, and Sam Walton, to finance an expedition to the Spice Islands.
When they wounded him, he turned back many times to see whether we were all in the boats. At least 20 men died from disease, particularly scurvy caused by a lack of vitamin C and starvation. After months of sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, the fleet anchored at what is today Rio de Janeiro to restock its supplies on December 13, 1519. Magellan's expedition was the first to circumnavigate the globe and the first to navigate the strait in South America connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Thereafter, explorers eagerly sought northern and southern all-water passages across the Americas to reach the spice-rich East. He reached Seville on the 20th of October 1517, and thence went to Valladolid to see Charles V. Magellan's project brought little in the way of material benefit to Spain.
After he was injured, Magellan was falsely charged with trading unlawfully with the Moors, and in spite of his service to his country he did not receive any employment offers. Magellan reached Seville in 1517, and from there went to Valladolid to see Charles I. During this time an attempted mutiny was put down, with only the top leaders being punished. He called the ocean the Pacifico, meaning peaceful. Now that they were on the other side of South America, the ships sailed for China.