Ferdinand magellan,portuguese navigator , was famous as the great explorer who led 5 spanish ships and 251 men in the first voyage around the world on this april 1521 - portuguese explorer, ferdinand magellan, whose expedition was the first to successfully circumnavigate the globe (sailing under the spanish flag),.
Ferdinand magellan, portuguese fernão de magalhães, spanish fernando, orhernando, de magallanes, (born 1480, sabrosa or porto in early 1505 he enlisted in the fleet of francisco de almeida, first viceroy of portuguese india, whose expedition king manuel sent to check muslim sea power along.
Ferdinand magellan born: 1480 oporto, portugal died: april 27, 1521 cebu, philippines portuguese explorer while in the service of spain, the portuguese explorer ferdinand magellan led the first european voyage of discovery to circumnavigate (travel around) the globe his voyage provided clear proof that the earth is.
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.
Ferdinand magellan was a portuguese explorer who organised the spanish expedition to the east indies from 1519 to 1522, resulting in the first circumnavigation of the earth, completed by juan sebastián elcano born into a portuguese noble family in around 1480, magellan became a skilled sailor and naval officer and.