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Ferdinand Magellan

* 1480 in Sabrosa, Portugal
+ 1521 Mactan, Philippines



Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer who organised the Spanish expedition to the East Indies from 1519 to 1522,
resulting in the first circumnavigation of the Earth, completed by Juan Sebastián Elcano.
He discovered a navigable sea route in southern Chile between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans (Strait of Magellan).
Magellan was killed during the Battle of Mactan in the Philippines in 1521.

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