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 Ferdinand Magellan

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Ferdinand Magellan Famous memorial

Birth
Portugal
Death
27 Apr 1521 (aged 41)
Cebu Province, Central Visayas, Philippines
Burial
Lost at War. Specifically: Body kept as a trophy by the warriors of Lapulapu, never recovered
Memorial ID
6621786 View Source

Explorer. Famed Navigator who was 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.

Explorer. Famed Navigator who was 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 ID: 6621786
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6621786/ferdinand-magellan: accessed ), memorial page for Ferdinand Magellan (4 Feb 1480–27 Apr 1521), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6621786, ; Maintained by Find a Grave Lost at War, who reports a Body kept as a trophy by the warriors of Lapulapu, never recovered.