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Fernando Magallanes Biography

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Portrait of Fernando de Magallanes
Portrait of Fernando Magallanes

Fernando Magallanes Biography

Location of birth:

Fernando de Magallanes was born in 1480 in Sabrosa (Porto – Portugal).

Location of death and burial site:

– Fernando Magallanes died on April 27,1521 on the island of Mactan (Philippines) in a military action against some natives. His remains are lost.

Exercised charges:

– Fernando Magallanes was a Portuguese geographer, navigator and discoverer.

His family belonged to the little Portuguese nobility.

Most relevant facts starring Fernando de Magallanes:

– He participated in 1515 in various Portuguese military campaigns in North Africa: Ceuta and Morocco.

– He organized a trip in 1519 that ended up being the first trip around the world for a man although it wasn’t him, since he died in the middle of the road.

– He discovered the entire Argentine coast up to the Strait of Magellan and managed to turn around the south of the American continent and enter the Pacific Ocean.

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