Ferdinand Magellan/Fernão de Magalhães was born in Sabrosa, Portugal. To a family of Portuguese nobility.
Before the Voyage
Magellan was encouraged to learn subjects that would aid him greatly later, such as cartography (mapmaking), astronomy, and celestial navigation (learning how to steer a ship based on the positions of the stars), as a young member of Queen Leonora's School of Pages in Lisbon (the Portuguese capital).
Battle with the Tribes
The Portuguese explorer, Ferdinand Magellan, and his brother set out from Spain in 1519 with a fleet of five ships to discover a western sea route to the Spice Islands.
The grandson of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, who had funded Columbus’ expedition to the New World in 1492, received Magellan’s petition with the same favor shown by his grandparents.
On April 27, 1521, explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed by a Filipino tribe, months after he had become the first man to sail from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.
Magellan's crew returned with 18 other members out of 250, but they achieved the greatness of traveling around the world.
At least I accomplished traveling around the world.