Ferdinand Magellan is born
Ferdinand Magellan (birth name in Portuguese: Fernão de Magalhães, Portuguese pronunciation: [fɨɾˈnɐ̃ũ dʒɨ mɐɡɐˈʎɐ̃ĩs]; Spanish: Hernando de Magallanes; 1480 – April 27, 1521) was a Portuguese explorer.
He was born around 1480 at Sabrosa, near Vila Real, in the province of Tras-os-Montes in Portugal.
Magellan, because of his family's heritage, became a page to Queen Leonor at the Portuguese royal court after the death of his parents during his tenth year. He was the son of Rui de Magalhães (son of Pedro Afonso de Magalhães and wife Quinta de Sousa) and wife Alda de Mesquita and brother of Duarte de Sousa, Diogo de Sousa and Isabel de Magalhães. Soon after arriving in Spain he married Beatriz Barbosa and had two children: Rodrigo de Magalhães and Carlos de Magalhães, both of whom died at a young age.
Short Biography of Ferdinand Magellan
Date of Birth: Born in 1480
Place of Birth : Saborosa in Villa Real, Province of Traz os Montes in Portugal
Parents: Father - Mayor Pedro Ruy de Magalhaes
Mother: Alda de Mezquita.
Background Facts, Information & Ancestry : Came from a wealthy family who had strong connections with the Portuguese court
1480 Born at Saborosa in Villa Real, Province of Traz os Montes in Portugal
Well tutored at home and then spent his early years at the Portuguese court
Hi, my name is Ferdinand Magellan. I was born in 1480 in northern Portugal. My parents died when I was only 10 years old. At the age of 12, I was appointed as the queen’s messenger in the royal court. Young boys were appointed as messenger as a source of education. At the court, I learned about many famous explorers and the most important information about navigating ships.