He was born in 1480 in Northern portugal. He grew up with a wealthy family, and he loved to sail and explore.
Magellan wanted to find a route to sail to india, so he got King Charles V to fund the trip.
Magellan set out to sea in september 1519 in five ships, the Trinidad, the Santiago, the Victoria, the Conception, and the San Antonio.
his ships sailed south the weather turned bad and cold. they had not brought enough food, so some of the sailors decided to steal three of the ships. Magellan fought back, and had the leaders executed.
the ships headed to the Philippines. Magellan fought and argued with local tribes. He and around 40 of his men were killed in a battle.
Although Magellan did not live to receive a proper recognition, he did find the Straits of Magellan, and the Pacific Ocean, and he also led his crew to be the first people to sail around the earth.