scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,142
Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer who sailed for Spain He is the first person to successfully sail west from Europe to Asia the first European to sail the Pacific Ocean and most importantly the first to lead an expedition where he was able to circumnavigate the entire world Magellan was born in a farm in Sabrosa which is in northern Portugal His exact birth date is unknown but its said to be in the spring of 1480 He was born to his father Pedro Magellan and his mother Alda Magellan At the time of his birth his father Pedro Magellan was mayor of Sabrosa Magellans parents died when he was ten He has two younger siblings a brother named Diogo and a sister named Isabel When he was twelve he became a page to King John II and Queen Eleonora in Lisbon In Lisbon Magellan continued his education showing interest in geography and astronomy When Magellan reached twenty years old he took his first small expedition to go to India with Francisco de Almeid to inaugurate him as a Portuguese leader They were instructed to set up military and naval bases along the way Once Magellan reached India he discovered that a local king was refusing to pay tribute and so Magellan and Almeid went on the offensive and conquered the Muslim city of Kilwa which is in present day Tanzania In 1506 Magellan took his second adventure to the East Indies where he was participating in expeditions to the Spice Islands In 1510 Magellan was promoted from a squire to a captain however after secretly sailing a ship east without permission he lost his command and was instructed to return to Portugal In 1511 Magellan went to Morocco where he fought in the Battle of Azamor During the battle he received a severe knee wound Due to the wound he received several medals but he was charged of illegal trade with the Islamic
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA