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Begins the Great Expedition
First Voyage Around the World
As far as we know, Ferdinand Magellan was born around 1480. Not much is known about Magellan's early years, but we know that he died on April 27, 1521. Magellan was killed on the Philippine islands during his great expedition around the world.
Magellan was born in Northern Portugal into a wealthy family. He later became a page to Queen Leonor, wife of John ll and sister of Manuell. About 6 years later, Magellan was allowed on the great expedition to find a westward route to Aisa. 3 years after Magellan and his 5 boats set sail, 1 boat returned with only 18 men still alive.
Magellan's 3 year journey was a success. The remaining men reached Aisa on a new westward route. Magellan and his crew are known for being the first explorers
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