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Ferdinand Magellan

Published on Nov 18, 2015

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Ferdinand magellan

Circumnavigated the world.

Basic overview

  • Born in Portugal / 1480
  • Loved to sail
  • Wanted to find western route
  • King of Spain helped
  • Main focus is Philippines
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“The church says the earth is flat; but I have seen its shadow on the moon, and I have more confidence even in a shadow than in the church.”

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Finding the Philippines

  • Mag. and crew interact with natives
  • Natives attempt to steal supplies 
  • Mag. gets stuff back and leaves 
  • Mag. and crew arrive on another island
  • Set up camp for sick

At The Philippines

  • Natives give Mag. food and drink
  • Natives are rewarded w/ hats 
  • Other reward looking glasses
  • Mag. converts natives to Christianity
  • He is forceful about converting
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  • Mag. gives natives gifts/ vice versa
  • Mag. attempts good relations
  • Wants to convert them to Christianity
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  • Crew battle natives
  • Natives attempt stealing supplies
  • Mag. threatens native leaders

Extra info

  • Magellan died in battle 
  • Magellan didn't circumnavigate world
  • Philippines wasn't only stop
  • Multiple mutinies on board
  • Ran out of supplies in Pacific

Extra Info

  • King of Portugal denied Magellan
  • King of Spain approved Magellan
  • Expedition started w/ 5 ships
  • Sailors got scurvy
  • Only 18/260 people  1/5 ships 
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Works Cited
1. "Ferdinand Magellan." Biography for Beginners: World Explorers. 2003. eLibrary. Web. 11 Feb. 2014.
2. "Discovery of the Philippines." Heritage History. Heritage History, n.d. Web. 27 Feb. 2014. .
3.Andrews, Evan. "10 Surprising Facts About Magellan's Circumnavigation of the Globe."History.com. A&E Television Networks, 04 Dec. 2012. Web. 26 Feb. 2014.

4. Zeus. "Magellan Dies: A Primary Source." Palmer Way GATE Program RSS. Palmer Way GATE Program, 10 Oct. 2010. Web. 27 Feb. 2014. .