Monday, August 9, 2010

Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan was born in 1480 in Portugal. The government of Portugal disagreed with Magellan so he asked the King of Spain if he could have a boat and some money like Columbus had, because he was going to circumavigate the world to get to India. Magellan's boat was called Victoria because it meant Victory. He couldn't go past Africa because the route was owned by Portugal. He sailed west through the Altantic ocean and in to the strait of Magellan. Magellan discovered the Pacific ocean. As he was circumnavigating the world he got to the Phillipines and was killed in a battle. Luckily his boat and his crew made it back to Spain and were the first to sail right the way around the world.

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