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Ferdinand Magellan
Birth: 1480, Portugal
Death: Apr. 27, 1521, Philippines

Explorer. Famed Navigator who born in Sabrosa or Porto, Portugal. After serving in the East Indies and Morocco, he offered his services to Spain. He sailed from Seville (1519) around the foot of South America (Cape of the Virgins) to reach the ocean which he named the Pacific (1520). He was killed in the Philippines, but his ships continued back to Spain (1522), thus completing the first circumnavigation of the world. The Strait of Magellan is named after him. 
 
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Body lost or destroyed
 
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Originally Created by: Erik Lander
Record added: Jul 19, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6621786
Ferdinand Magellan
Added by: William Bjornstad
 
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- Pamela Howlett
 Added: Jun. 28, 2017
Remembering you on the anniversary of your passing. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Apr. 27, 2017

- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Apr. 27, 2017
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