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Ferdinand Magellan

His Youth

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His Death

Ferdinand Magellan was born in about 1480 in Portugal, Spain. At age 10, Magellan's parents died causing him to become a page to King John II. While he was a page, he gained a greater education and became interested in geography and astronomy. When he first went to sea at age 20, he discovered that he was a great navigator and wanted to travel around the world.