EXPLORER

Ferdinand Magellan

1480 - 1521

Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan ( or ; Portuguese: Fernão de Magalhães, IPA: [fɨɾˈnɐ̃w dɨ mɐɣɐˈʎɐ̃jʃ]; Spanish: Fernando de Magallanes, IPA: [feɾˈnando ðe maɣaˈʎanes]; c. 1480 – 27 April 1521) 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, which was completed by Juan Sebastián Elcano. Born around 1480 into a family of minor Portuguese nobility, Magellan became a skilled sailor and naval officer and was in service of the Portuguese crown in Asia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferdinand Magellan has received more than 4,705,013 page views. His biography is available in 149 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3rd most popular explorer.

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  • 149

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Among EXPLORERS

Among explorers, Ferdinand Magellan ranks 3 out of 367Before him are Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus. After him are Vasco da Gama, Roald Amundsen, Amerigo Vespucci, James Cook, Hernán Cortés, Ibn Battuta, Bartolomeu Dias, Zheng He, and Francis Drake.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1480, Ferdinand Magellan ranks 1After him are Lucrezia Borgia, Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy, Matthias Grünewald, Albrecht Altdorfer, Johann Georg Faust, Lorenzo Lotto, Salaì, Saint Cajetan, Götz von Berlichingen, Joachim Patinir, and Philibert II, Duke of Savoy. Among people deceased in 1521, Ferdinand Magellan ranks 1After him are Pope Leo X, Manuel I of Portugal, Josquin des Prez, Juan Ponce de León, Sebastian Brant, Zhengde Emperor, Christina of Saxony, Suzanne, Duchess of Bourbon, Leonardo Loredan, Francisco Serrão, and Raffaele Riario.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Ferdinand Magellan ranks 1 out of 370After him are Vasco da Gama (1460), Bartolomeu Dias (1450), Anthony of Padua (1195), António de Oliveira Salazar (1889), Prince Henry the Navigator (1394), José Saramago (1922), Pedro Álvares Cabral (1467), Fernando Pessoa (1888), Manuel I of Portugal (1469), António Guterres (1949), and Afonso I of Portugal (1109).