The first man to sail around the world, Ferdinand Magellan was born around 1480 and grew up in Portugal. After several years in the Portuguese Navy, Magellan left for Spain, Portugal's greatest rival, in an attempt to further his career. Magellan set sail on a trip to in search of a straight through South America to reach the Spice Islands, and he became the first explorer to cross the Pacific Ocean and circumnavigate the globe.
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