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Ferdinand Magellan, Navigator

Portuguese: Fernão de Magalhães, o Navegador, Spanish: Fernando de Magallanes, Navigator
Birthdate: (41)
Birthplace: Sabrosa, Vila Real, Portugal
Death: Died in Cebu, Philippines
Immediate Family:

Son of Rodrigo (ou Rui) de Magalhães, alcaide-mór de Aveiro and Alda da Mesquita
Husband of Beatriz Barboza
Father of Rodrigo de Magalhães and Francisco Ybardolaza
Brother of Leonor (ou Genebra) de Magalhães

Occupation: explorer
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About Ferdinand Magellan, Navigator

Ferdinand Magellan (Portuguese: Fernão de Magalhães; Spanish: Fernando de Magallanes; c. 1480 – April 27, 1521) was a Portuguese explorer. He was born in Sabrosa, in northern Portugal, and served King Charles I of Spain in search of a westward route to the "Spice Islands" (modern Maluku Islands in Indonesia).

Magellan's expedition of 1519–1522 became the first expedition to sail from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific Ocean (then named "peaceful sea" by Magellan; the passage being made via the Strait of Magellan), and the first to cross the Pacific. It also completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth, although Magellan himself did not complete the entire voyage, being killed during the Battle of Mactan in the Philippines. For background see Exploration of the Pacific.

Magellan also gives his name to the Magellanic Penguin, which he was the first European to note, and the Magellanic clouds, now known to be nearby dwarf galaxies...."

"...Magellan was born around 1480 either at Vila Nova de Gaia, near Porto, in Douro Litoral Province, or at Sabrosa, near Vila Real, in Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Province, in Portugal. He was the son of Rodrigo de Magalhães, alcaide-mór of Aveiro (1433-1500) (son of Pedro Afonso de Magalhães and wife Quinta de Sousa) and wife Alda de Mesquita and brother of Leonor or Genebra de Magalhães, wife with issue of João Fernandes Barbosa. After the death of his parents during his tenth year he became a page to Queen Leonor at the Portuguese royal court because of his family's heritage..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Ferdinand Magellan', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 26 August 2011, 04:21 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ferdinand_Magellan&oldid=446770169> [accessed 30 August 2011]

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"Colonial business directory of the island of Puerto Rico"

A book written by one of his descendants, Dedicating it to him, his ancestor.



Copyright: M. De Migalhaes, 1898.

"Colonial business directory of the island of Puerto Rico"

Published 1898 in New York .

Written in English.


Library of Congress F1954.5 .M19

The Physical Object

Pagination v.

ID Numbers

Open Library OL24588875M

Internet Archive colonialbusiness00maga

LC Control Number 99001715

àcerca (Português)

Fernão de Magalhães (Sabrosa, primavera de 1480 — Cebu, Filipinas, 27 de abril de 1521) foi um navegador português. Nascido em família nobre, Magalhães era inquieto por natureza: queria ver o mundo e explorá-lo. Em 1506 ele viajou para as Índias Ocidentais, participando de várias expedições militares nas Molucas, também conhecidas como as Ilhas das Especiarias.

A serviço do rei de Espanha, planejou e comandou a expedição marítima que efetuou a primeira viagem de circunavegação ao globo. Foi o primeiro a alcançar a Terra do Fogo no extremo Sul do continente Americano, a atravessar o estreito hoje conhecido como Estreito de Magalhães e a cruzar o Oceano Pacífico, que nomeou. Fernão de Magalhães foi morto em batalha em Cebu, nas Filipinas no curso da expedição, posteriormente chefiada por Juan Sebastián Elcano até ao regresso em 1522.

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Ferdinand Magellan, Navigator's Timeline

Sabrosa, Vila Real, Portugal
Age 38
April 27, 1521
Age 41
Cebu, Philippines