Monday, August 9, 2010

Roman Writes about Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan was born in Portugal in 1480. Magellan disagreed with the government
of Portugal and because he hated them so much he went to Spain and asked the King for money and a boat. The king gave him a boat called Victory. Magellan needed to travel west because of the dangerous eastern route for trade with India.
Magellan went through the South Atlantic Ocean and down the Magellan Strait at the bottom of South America. It took Ferdinand Magellan months and months to reach the Pacific Ocean where he found the water was quiet and peaceful. His crew and boat were able to circumnavigate the world, unfortunately Magellan was killed in a battle in the Phillipines.

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