Monday, August 9, 2010

Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan was born in 1480 in Portugal, Having disagreements with the government he decided he would sail for Spain. After he had the disagreement he went to the king of Spain and ask him for money and a boat and told him to make another way through to go India because the Portugese were blocking the route around Africa. Magellan took the Victoria and sailed across the Magellan Strait to the Pacific Ocean. Magellan had discovered the new ocean, which was very peaceful which is why he called it the Pacific Ocean, When he stopped in the Phillipines to have a break the Phillipines attacked them. Sadly Magellan died and never finished the voyage, however his crew finished the voyage and the Victoria boat was the first to circumnavigate the world.

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