Nov 11, 1480
BirthThe date of his birth is unknow but the year is not.
Jan 1, 1490
Parents DiedOnly year is known.
Ferdinand Magellan;s parents died when he was 10 years old.
Parents: dad, Rui de Magalhães, and mom, Alda de Mesquita.
Nov 8, 1495
Joao's SuccessorOnly the year is known.
Entered the srevice of Manuel, Joao II's successor.
Aug 7, 1504
Volunteer for Indian VoyageOnly the year is known.
Enlisted as a volunteer for the Indian Voyage of the first Portuguese Viceroy, in the east, Francisco d' Almeida.
Mar 25, 1505
Sailed With Portugal's fleet25 years old, sailing with Francisco d' Almeida, Portugal's first admiral and his fleet. Also Ferdinands first time at sea.
Mar 16, 1506
InjuredFerdinand was injured at Cancanore.
Sep 18, 1511
Expedition to Conquor MelakaOnly the year is known.
Went on an expedition to conquor Melaka.
Jun 30, 1512
ReturnOnly the year is known.
Ferdinand returned to Portugal.
Jul 14, 1512
Ranked UpFerdinand was ranked up to fidalgo escudeiro.
Aug 28, 1513
WoundedFerdinand was wounded subsenquently but the city was taken.
Nov 8, 1513
Another ExpeditionOnly the year is known.
Accompanied a Portuguese expedition against Azamor in Morocco.
May 15, 1514
Leavivg fo spainFerdinand announced that he was giving his services to Spain.
Oct 20, 1517
Reached SpainReached Seville on the 20th of October 1517, and thence went to Valladolid to see Charles V.
Mar 22, 1518
DealMagellan and Faleiro, as joint captains-general, signed an agreement with Charles V, which one-twentieth of the profits were to come to them. Also, the government of any lands discovered was vested in them and their heirs, with the title of Adelantados
Aug 10, 1519
Fleet Left SevilleThe fleet of five vessels left Seville and dropped down the Guadalquivir to S. Lucar de Barrameda, at the mouth of the river they stayed more than five weeks.
Sep 20, 1519
Armada Put to SeaThe armada put to sea. Of the vessels which were in it, the "Trinidad" was the flagship, and the "Vittoria" the only one which accomplished the circumnavigation.
Nov 29, 1519
South America SightedMagellan sighted South America at Cape St. Augustine, near Pernambuco. Then he followed the east coast down to the La Plata estuary, which he examined in the hope of finding a passage at this point.
Mar 31, 1520
Staying For The WinterHe arrived at Port St. Julian where he stayed inside for the winter.
Aug 24, 1520
Leaving The PortLeaving Port St. Julian.
Oct 21, 1520
DiscoveryHe discovered the cape of the Eleven Thousand Virgins, the eastern entrance of the long-sought passage.
Mar 6, 1521
DockedAt last, the Ladrones came in sight. Guam being probably the first port of call. Here the fleet rested, watered, revictualled and refitted.
Mar 9, 1521
Starting AgainThey started again westward.
Apr 27, 1521
DeathFerdinand died in a war with the locals on the Phillipines. Kille with a poinsned arrow in the foot and a spear throught the heart.