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Magellan, Ferdinand

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishMagellan, FerdinandFerdinand MagellanMa‧gel‧lan, Fer‧di‧nand /məˈɡelən, -ˈdʒe- $ -ˈdʒe-, ˈfɜːdənænd $ ˈfɜːr-/  (?1480–1521) a Portuguese sailor generally considered to be the first person to sail all around the world. The strait of magellan at the bottom of South America was named after him.
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