Ferdinand Magellan is a famous name for the people who follow up ancient explorers. He was born near the city of Porto or Sabrosa and is known as the first person to circumnavigate the earth. His parents were (father) Rodrigo de Magalhães and (mother) Alda de Mesquita. Ferdinand was born in a wealthy family and he spent his childhood studying mapmaking and navigation. He was already involved in sailing and was part of combat by his mid-20s. It is said that he fought several battles including the battle of Cannanore and battle of Diu. He set out from Spain in 1519 with a fleet of five ships to discover a western sea route to the Spice Islands. His discovery is today known as Strait of Magellan.
“The Church says that the Earth is flat, but I know that it is round. For I have seen the shadow of the earth on the moon and I have more faith in the Shadow than in the Church.”- This quote of him signifies how much he was whelmed by exploration.
He got married to a woman from Amboina whom he met during his voyage. However, there is a controversy about who circumnavigated the earth first. It is often said that Magellan's servant Enrique completed that voyage before Magellan. However, the record is blurry and cannot be explained exactly. He was killed by a Filipino tribe in the Philippines.