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In Sabrosa Portugal Spring of 1480 a great man was born His name was Ferdinand Magellan Magellan was the son of a nobleman His mothers name was Alda Magalhaes He also had a sister Isabel Magalhaes and a brother Diogo Magalhaes As a boy he served as a page to the Portuguese Queen He joined the army as a young man and spent 7 years as a soldier in India and the East Indies Magellan was also married to Betriz Barbosa and had a son Rodrigo Barbosa before he attempted the following Some time in 1519 when Magellan was about 39 years old he decided to try to sail around the world He first asked the king of Portugal who had doubts but told him he was free to offer his services elsewhere So Magellan asked the King and Queen of Spain who was King Charles 1st and the Queen Impressed by his proposal they agreed to sponsor his trip They gave Magellan five ships The Trinidad San Antonio Conception Victoria and the Santiago along with 270 men They left Spain on September 20 1519 and set out across the Atlantic and then turned south along the coast of South America As they continued south the weather grew more stormier and bitter And tempers of crew members got worse Magellan had to execute one captain They had to spend the winter on the coast near the tip of South America repairing boats They set sail again in the spring Magellan found what he was looking for a strait Which is now named after him The Magellan Strait Before sailing through it the crew stocked up on dried fish and smoked game Then headed through the strait and into what he named the Pacific Ocean After four and a half months sailors almost dead they finally reached inlands in which they called the Philippines Magellan converted a chief to Catholic faith Magellan became involved
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