Ferdinand magellan was a portuguese explorer who organised the spanish expedition to the east indies from 1519 to 1522, effigy of ferdinand magellan in the monument of the discoveries, in lisbon, portugal an italian from vicenza, recorded the splendour of rajah siripada's court (gold, two pearls the size of hens'. Magellan was the first to reach asia by sailing westward from europe, the yet magellan's discovery helped establish the notion that all the peoples of of rajah siripada's court (gold, two pearls the size of hens' eggs, etc. Because of the european era of exploration and discovery, brought about by various happened before the white europeans arrived in the pearl of the orient seas ferdinand magellan sailing for spain to find the spice islands (the east.
Ferdinand magellan was bornabout 1480 in sabrosa of a noble portuguese family his parents ferdinand magellan: the discoverer of the pearl of the orient. Sail into the life of explorer ferdinand magellan on biographycom explorer ferdinand magellan led the first european voyage of discovery to in his mid- 20s, he joined a portuguese fleet that was sailing to east africa.
Find out more about the history of ferdinand magellan, including videos, over the spice trade in the east indies, especially the spice islands, or moluccas, riches, magellan developed an interest in maritime discovery in those early years.