Ferdinand Magellan was born in Villa Real or Oporto, Portugal in 1480, of noble parentage.
Trinidad, Magellan's flagship, Concepcion, and Santiago were wrecked or scuttled; San Antonio deserted the expedition during the navigation of the Straits of Magellan and returned to Europe on her own. Victoria was rated a carrack or nao (ship), as were all the others except Santiago, which was a caravel.
Journey in the Atlantic. On Aug. 10, 1519, Magellan set sail with 270 men and five ships: the Trinidad (commanded by Magellan), the San Antonio, the Victoria, the Conception, and the Santiago. From Spain, the fleet sailed to Brazil and then headed south, hugging the coast.Jan 23, 2014
Aug. 10, 1519: Magellan Sets Sail Into History. 1519: Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, having sworn allegiance to Spain, sets sail from Seville for what will be the first successful circumnavigation of the Earth. Magellan, however, will not complete the voyage.Aug 9, 2010