Monday, August 9, 2010

Ferdiand Magellan

Ferdiand Magellan was born in 1480 in Portugal, after having disagreements with the government he decided he would sail for Spain. He went to the king of Spain and asked him for money and a boat. The King told him to find another trade route to India because the Portugese were blocking the known route around Africa.
In 1519 Magellan took The Victoria and sailed across the Magellan strait and in to the Pacific Ocean. He had discovered the New Ocean which was very peaceful; thats why he called it the Pacific Ocean. He was the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean and in to the Pacific Ocean. When Magellan stopped in the Phillipines to have a break, the local tribes attacked them and Magellan tragically died. He was never able to finish his voyage, however his crew finished the voyage and the Victoria was the first ship to circumnavigate the world.

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