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Ferdinand Magellan Ferdinand Magellan was the first man to ever travel around the world His journey started on September 20 1519 Five ships and 277 men set sail on what was to become the biggest voyage of all time Ferdinand was a Portuguese seaman He was born around 1480 When Ferdinand was 12 he went to train as a page at the court of Leonor Leonor was the Portuguese Queen King John II was into exploration and trade Portuguese who trained in page were also taught astronomy navigation and map- making Pages were watched over by the Kings brother Duke Manuel He had some sort of hatred toward Magellan In 1495 Magellan gave up all hope King John II was killed and his brother Duke became king of Portugal Ferdinand was finally able to navigate in 1505 He sailed with a military expedition to India For seven Magellan worked hard and fought bravely He visited the west coast of Africa India Malaya and the Sprice Islands He was the first European to visit the Philippines In 1512 he returned to Portugal One year later he fought against the Moors in Morocco He had a permanent limp on his left leg that was caused by an injury while fighting He was also accused of stealing some of the booty captured in battle He was refused by King Manuel to try and explore the world He decided to work out a plan to reach the Philippines and the Sprice Islands by sailing west instead of east If King Manuel didnt want his services perhaps Charles I of Spain would be interested in his proposal In October 1517 He left Portugal
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