ferdinand magellan

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  • While serving in Morocco, in 1513, Magellan was wounded, and walked the remainder of his life with a limp.
  • Ferdinand Magellan (c. 1480-1521) set out from Spain in 1519 with a fleet of five ships to discover a western sea route to the Spice Islands.
  • En route he discovered what is now known as the Strait of Magellan and became the first European to cross the Pacific Ocean.
  • Ferdinand Magellan
  • Ferdinand Magellan
  • Magellan himself was killed in battle on the voyage, but his ambitious expedition proved that the globe could be circled by sea and that the world was much larger than had previously been imagined.
  • After his injury, he was falsely accused of trading illegally with the Moors, and despite all of his service to Portugal, and his many pleas to the king, any further offers of employment were withheld him.
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