Ferdinand Magellan

Updated: 5/19/2020
Ferdinand Magellan

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  • Hi I'm Ferdinand Magellan and I am a Portuguese explorer. At age 12 me and my brother Diogo traveled to Lisbon to serve as pages at Queen Leonora’s court. While at the court I was exposed to stories of the great Portuguese and Spanish rivalry for sea exploration.
  • In the 15th century, spices were at the epicenter of the world economy, Highly valued for flavoring and preserving food spices like cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and especially black pepper were extremely valuable.
  • Since spices could not be cultivated in cold and arid Europe, no effort was spared to discover the quickest sea route to the Spice Islands. I was determined to be the first to do so.
  • Seeking riches and personal glory, My daring and ambitious voyage around the world provided the Europeans with far more than just spices. Nevertheless, European geographic knowledge was expanded immeasurably by My expedition.
  • Overall Magellen Helped discover many landmarks in europes geography.