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Ferdinand Magellan

  • Birth 1480 Portugal
  • Death 27 Apr 1521 Philippines
  • Burial Body lost or destroyed
  • Memorial ID 6621786

Explorer. Famed Navigator who born in Sabrosa or Porto, Portugal. After serving in the East Indies and Morocco, he offered his services to Spain. He sailed from Seville (1519) around the foot of South America (Cape of the Virgins) to reach the ocean which he named the Pacific (1520). He was killed in the Philippines, but his ships continued back to Spain (1522), thus completing the first circumnavigation of the world. The Strait of Magellan is named after him.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Erik Lander
  • Added: 19 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6621786
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ferdinand Magellan (1480–27 Apr 1521), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6621786, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Body lost or destroyed.