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aug 10, 1519 - Ferdinand Magellan

Description:

Voyager: Ferdinand Magellan

Year Voyage Began: 1519 left from Spain

Country of Origin: Sabrosa, Portugal

Financed by: King Charles 1

Motivation: He was in search of fame and fortune

Where did he go?: He went to the Maluku Islands (the Spice Islands)

Accomplishments: He discovered the Strait of Magellan and was the first European to cross the Pacific Ocean.

Interesting fact: The Magellanic penguin is named after him, as he was the first European to note it.

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aug 10, 1519
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~ 499 years ago
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