Tuesday, September 27, 2011
i am studying about Ferdinand Magellan. Ferdinand Magellan was born in 1480, and at the age of 10, his parents died. Afterward, when he turned 12, he became a page for Queen Leonor. When he was a page, he was in a good school, and had a very good education. Ferdinand learned about the journeys of Vasco da Gama and Christopher Columbus. Later, he went on a Military Expedition that made him limp for the rest of his life. He first sailed in 1505, serving for Portugal. Magellan went to India with the crew of Francisco de Almeida. After a few years, he decided that he wanted to go on the biggest trip of his life. Going to find the Spice Islands starting from the east, copying Christopher Columbus. When he went to ask the Portuguese king, he refused. Magellan sailed to Spain to serve for them, and the king there accepted. His friend and former captain, Franciscode Almeida, wrote letters to him, telling him about different routes to the Spice Islands. Before he left on his largest voyage, he married Beatriz Barbosa, a child of an important official. Later, Magellan became a Spanish citizen, and even later, had a son named Rodrigo. In 1519, he set off for his major voyage.