Ferdinand was born in a family of nobility, he has 2 sisters and 3 brothers. Unfortunately, His parents died in a young age and became a messanger for the queen.
There he learnt navigation and geography. he fell in love with it and began his adventures as an explorer.
Agh, Alright..... Unfortunately, Ferdinand was misunderstood and hated for being a traitor of the Portuguese. He was mistaken as a traitor due to the fact that he went to King Charles the first of Spain for help and approval with his voyage.
Can we get to the main point please?
Ah yes, Although he was viewed as a traitor in the Portuguese, His own king, King Manuel actually rejected Ferdinand's expedition and even tried to sabotage him but wrecking his property back in Portuguese.
Umm, I'll give you a chance to say that again.......
That's better, a lot better.
Ferdinand received 260 people as his crew and set sail towards the opposite direction of the island, Ferdinand was not favoured among the crew members. At one point, Ferdinand's crew had to sail 98 days at sea and many suffered with scurvy and famine. Eventually, the crew only remained with 17 people.