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What route did Ferdinand Magellan take?

On September 20, 1519, Magellan set sail from Spain in an effort to find a western sea route to the rich Spice Islands of Indonesia. In command of five ships and 270 men, Magellan sailed to West Africa and then to Brazil, where he searched the South American coast for a strait that would take him to the Pacific.

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In this regard, why did Ferdinand Magellan explore?

In search of fame and fortune, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (c. 1480-1521) set out from Spain in 1519 with a fleet of five ships to discover a western sea route to the Spice Islands. En route he discovered what is now known as the Strait of Magellan and became the first European to cross the Pacific Ocean.

Secondly, how did Ferdinand Magellan change the world? The circumnavigation voyage of Ferdinand Magellan greatly impacted our modern world socially, environmentally and economically. Ferdinand Magellan's also had made a lot of discoveries in his age, which was during the 1500s. One thing that he discovered was the Spice Island trade route.

Similarly, it is asked, what is Ferdinand Magellan famous for?

Ferdinand Magellan (1480 - 1521) was a Portuguese explorer that is best known for being the leader of a first successful mission to circumvent the Earth. He made that journey after he has obtained a Spanish nationality and started serving King Charles I of Spain.

Who did Ferdinand Magellan meet on his journey?

In 1511, Magellan was on a voyage for Portugal to the Spice Islands and participated in the conquest of Malacca where he acquired his servant Enrique. Fast forward ten years later, Enrique is with Magellan in the Philippines.

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