Ferdinand Magellan

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  • In this scene Ferdinand asks his king, Manuel I of Portugal, for permission to go off on his quest to the New World. In this scene king Manuel I turns him down.
  • He went on to ask another king, Charles I of Spain, who in desperate need of a new route to the spice lands sponsored his voyage. Ferdinand became known as a traitor to his country and was even persecuted by his people under the orders of his king.
  • In this next scene, Ferdinand sets out on his voyage where he makes a couple of stops before his death.
  • Before that, he loses most of his fleet on their way. Many died on this voyage and he no longer had 5 ships by the time they left the Philippians.
  • Magellan died during his voyage along with a couple more of his men in the Philippians, they were killed by the Filipinos during their attempt to take over. Though the rest continued their voyage to the Spice lands.
  • After this they returned to Spain without their captain. They had completed the first voyage around the world and brought many spices to the king of Spain.
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