Ferdinand Magellan

Ashley Johnson

Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer that organized the first circumnavigation of the world.

Magellan was born in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, but spent a good portion of his life exploring the world. He died in the Philippines in 1521.


Magellan's main contribution to the Renaissance was proving that the world was round and not flat.

Magellan's expedition started with 5 ships, but the Victoria was the only one to successfully circumnavigate the world.

Magellan also discovered the Strait of Magellan on his expedition.

Magellan's discovery that the world is round has made some of today's technology, such as GPS systems, a possible invention.

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