Magellan, Ferdinand

 (1480–1521) Portuguese explorer; led first expedition that circumnavigated the globe, though he himself was killed en route; in Portuguese, Fernão de Magalhães.

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  • Magellan, Ferdinand — • Short biographical article on the Portuguese explorer (1480 1521) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Magellan, Ferdinand — Portuguese Fernão de Magalhães Spanish Fernando de Magallanes born с 1480, Sabrosa, or Porto?, Port. died April 27, 1521, Mactan, Phil. Portuguese navigator and explorer. Born to the nobility, Magellan from 1505 served in expeditions to the East… …   Universalium

  • Magellan,Ferdinand — Ma·gel·lan (mə jĕlʹən), Ferdinand. 1480? 1521. Portuguese navigator. While trying to find a western route to the Moluccas (1519), Magellan and his expedition were blown by storms into the strait that now bears his name (1520). He named and sailed …   Universalium

  • MAGELLAN, FERDINAND —    Portuguese navigator; served his country first in the East Indies and Morocco, but dissatisfied with King Manuel s treatment of him, offered himself to Spain; under Charles V. s patronage he and Ruy Falero set out to reach the Moluccas by the… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Magellan — Ferdinand Magellan Ferdinand Magellan, portugiesisch Fernão de Magalhães, spanisch Fernando de Magallanes (* 1480 in Sabrosa, Portugal; † 27. April 1521 auf Mactan, Philippinen) war ein portugiesischer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ferdinand Magellan —     Ferdinand Magellan     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Ferdinand Magellan     (Portuguese Fernão Magalhaes).     The first circumnavigator of the real world; born about 1480 at Saborosa in Villa Real, Province of Traz os Montes, Portugal; died… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • Magellan, Strait of — Spanish Estrecho de Magallanes Strait, linking the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean, between the southern tip of South America and Tierra del Fuego. It extends westward from the Atlantic between Cape Vírgenes and Cape Espíritu Santo and curves… …   Universalium

  • Magellan-Wolken — Die Große Magellansche Wolke NGC 346 in der Kleinen Magellanschen Wolke Die Magellanschen Wolken sind zwei irreguläre Zwerggalaxien in nächster Nachbarschaft zur …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Magellan (Asteroid) — Asteroid (4055) Magellan Eigenschaften des Orbits (Simulation) Orbittyp Amor Typ Große Halbachse 1,8203  …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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