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Ferdinand magellan's

  • 1480

    Ferdinand is born

    Ferdinand is born
    Ferdinand was born near Portugal.
  • 1490

    Ferdinand's parents die

    Ferdinand's parents die
    Ferdinand became an orphan when he was 10 years old.
  • 1492

    A job as the queen's messenger

    A job as the queen's messenger
    Ferdinand was given the job of messenger in the queen's court. He learned about ships while there.
  • 1505

    A sailing expedition on the ocean

    A sailing expedition on the ocean
    Ferdinand sailed with Portugal's first admiral, Francisco de Almedia.
  • 1511

    Ferdinand makes a second voyage

    Ferdinand went on another expedition to Melaka. The Portugese conquered Melaka.
  • 1512

    Ferdinand begins planning his own voyage

    Ferdinand decided to try sailing around the world. Portugal wouldn't finance his trip, so he asked the Spanish to help.
  • 1519

    Ferdinand sets sail

    Ferdinand sets sail
    Ferdinand left Spain with a ship full of prisoners and other sailors who joined up. It was a hard journey that took many months.
  • Aug 10, 1519

    Departure from Seville.

  • Sep 20, 1519

    Departure from Sanlúcar de Barrameda.

  • Dec 13, 1519

    Entering the bay of Rio de Janeiro.

  • Dec 27, 1519

    Departure from Rio de Janeiro.

  • 1520

    Ferdinand makes new discoveries

    Ferdinand makes new discoveries
    While on their journey, Magellan saw many new sights. He was the first European to spot a "Magellan" penguin, and he saw and named a dwarf galaxy in the sky.
  • 1520

    The Magellan Strait

    Ferdinand sailed down the coast of South America to find a path across. He finally found one that he named the Magellan Strait, and he sailed through i
  • 1520

    end of April:

    Santiago is sent on a mission to find the passage. The ship is caught in a storm and wrecked. Survivors return to Puerto San Julián. Serrano (João Serrão) becomes captain of the Concepcion.
  • 1520

    Encounters with the “Patagonian giants” (likely Tehuelche people).

  • 1520

    End of October

    San Antonio, charged to explore Magdalen Sound, fails to return to the fleet, instead sails back to Spain under Estêvão Gomes who imprisoned the captain de Mesquita. The ship arrives in Spain on May 21, 1521.
  • Jan 10, 1520

    Entering the Río de la Plata.

  • Feb 27, 1520

    Entering Bahia de los Patos.

  • Mar 31, 1520

    Begin of the overwintering stay at Puerto San Julián.

    Begin of the overwintering stay at Puerto San Julián.
  • Period: Apr 1, 1520 to Apr 2, 1520

    Motín en Victoria , Concepción y San Antonio ;

    muerte de Luis de Mendoza. Ejecución posterior de Quesada, abandono de Cartagena. Álvaro de Mesquita se convierte en capitán de San Antonio , Duarte Barbosa de Victoria .
  • Aug 24, 1520

    Departure from Puerto San Julián.

  • Oct 11, 1520

    Arriving at the Cape of the Eleven Thousand Virgins, entry to what would be known as Strait of Magellan

  • Nov 28, 1520

    The fleet leaves the strait and enters the Pacific Ocean.

  • 1521

    Ferdinand's ships land in Guam

    Ferdinand's fleet sailed across the Pacific Ocean. They landed in Guam outside of Asia.
  • 1521

    Ferdinand dies

    Ferdinand found enemies in the Philippine Islands. He was shot with an arrow and pierced with a spear, and he died in the Philippines.
  • Mar 15, 1521

    Arrival of Magellan's expedition to one of the Philippine Islands.

    They headed to Suluan and dropped anchor for a few hours of respite." Suluan is a small island in the province of Eastern Samar. They then next dropped anchor at Homonhon, another small island in the province of Eastern Samar. They were detected by the boats of Rajah Kolambu who was visiting Mazaua, who later guided them to Cebu, on April 7.
  • May 1, 1521

    At a local banquet Barbosa is murdered and Serrano captured, later killed.

    The three remaining ships escape
  • May 2, 1521

    There are not enough men to handle three ships, thus the worm-infested Concepcion is burned down.

    Two ships remain: Victoria and Trinidad. Gonzalo Gomez de Espinosa becomes captain of the Victoria. Joao Lopez Carvalho is Captain General. The ships sail to Mindanao and Brunei.
  • May 27, 1521

    Death of Magellan participating in the Battle of Mactan.

    Serrano and Barbosa are voted co-commanders.
  • Sep 21, 1521

    Carvalho is replaced by Martin Mendez as Captain General

    Carvalho is replaced by Martin Mendez as Captain General
    Espinosa becomes captain of the Trinidad and Juan Sebastián Elcano captain of the Victoria.
  • Nov 8, 1521

    Arriving at Tidore in the Moluccas.

  • Dec 21, 1521

    Victoria under the command of Elcano

    Victoria under the command of Elcano
    Victoria under the command of Elcano leaves the Moluccas to return home sailing west towards the Cape of Good Hope. Trinidad remains at Tidore for repairs.
  • 1522

    Ferdinand's ships continue without him

    Magellan's fleet of ships continued to the Spice Islands without him, and then they set sail for Spain.
  • 1522

    The ships return home

    At the beginning of the voyage there were five ships and 250 men. When they returned to Spain there was only 1 ship and 18 men.
  • Jan 25, 1522

    Victoria reaches Timor and starts to cross the Indian Ocean.

  • Apr 6, 1522

    Trinidad under the command of Espinosa leaves the Moluccas

    Trinidad under the command of Espinosa leaves the Moluccas
    Trinidad under the command of Espinosa leaves the Moluccas heading home sailing east. After five weeks, Espinosa decides to return to the Moluccas where he and his ship are captured by a Portuguese fleet under Antonio de Brito.
  • May 22, 1522

    Victoria passes the Cape of Good Hope and enters the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Jul 9, 1522

    Reaching Santiago, Cape Verde

  • Sep 6, 1522

    Victoria returns to Sanlucar, completing the circumnavigation.

  • Sep 8, 1522

    Victoria arrives at Seville

  • The Magellan Clouds

    One of the galaxies that Ferdinand discovered was later named the Magellan Clouds in his honor.
  • The 500 year mark

    Historians are planning the 5th Centenary of the first navigation of the globe. Celebrations are being planned around the world.