Monday, August 9, 2010
Ferdinand Magellan was born in 1480 in Portugal. Magellan disagreed with the government of Portugal, because he hated Portugal so much that he went to sail for Spain. Ferdinand went to Spain and asked the king for money and a boat. The king gave him a boat called Victoria. He wanted to travel west because the eastern route past Africa was Portugese land. So Magellan went through the strait at the bottom of South America. He found the new ocean very peaceful, so he called it the peaceful waters and now it is called the Pacific Ocean. Sadly Magellan was killed in the Philippines in a fierce battle against the chief.