Magellan timeline

  • Dec 16, 1480


    Ferdinand Magellan was born in 1480.
  • Period: Dec 16, 1480 to Dec 16, 1521

    Magellans lifespan

    Magellan lived from 1480 to 1521. He died at 41 years old.
  • Dec 16, 1492

    The motive

    In 1492 Christopher columbus sails across the Atlantic ocean inspireing 12 year old Magellan to sail further, past North America, to find a trading rout with Aisa.
  • Sep 20, 1519

    Setting Sail

    Magellan finally sets of to a 3 year journey 1519.
  • Oct 16, 1519


    Magellan finally convinced King Charles the 1 to finance his trip to find a nevw trading rout to Aisa in 1519. At this point Magellan was 39 years old.
  • Dec 18, 1519


    Three months after setting sail, Magellan lands at Rio De Janeiro. There he stocked up on new supplies and started around South America.
  • Oct 21, 1520

    The tip

    1520, Magellan sailed throught the tip of south america. He sailed throught the strait now known as Magellan strait.
  • Apr 27, 1521


    !521, nearing the end of his journey, Magellans ship landed in the Philipenes at an Island called Cilapulapu. There, he got caught in afight and was killed in action.