Definition of Magellan, Ferdinand in English:

Magellan, Ferdinand

Line breaks: Fer¦di|nand Ma¦gel|lan
Pronunciation: /məˈgɛlən
 
/
( Circa 1480–1521), Portuguese explorer; Portuguese name Fernão Magalhães. In 1519 he sailed from Spain, rounding South America through the strait which now bears his name, and reached the Philippines in 1521. He was killed in a skirmish on Cebu; the survivors sailed back to Spain round Africa, completing the first circumnavigation of the globe (1522).

Definition of Magellan, Ferdinand in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day apposite
Pronunciation: ˈapəzɪt
adjective
apt in the circumstances or relation to something