There are no days, there are no nights, there are only blurs of my past and the present. I see every day of my life now, I see my birth and my death. The events of my past show me now the errors I have made, the road blocks that have led me to my discoveries, and the influence I have had on the modern world. My birth in Portugal in 1480, I was born as Fernao de Magalhaes and I was Portuguese nobility. Though I was part of the Portuguese Navy and was able to obtain land for Portugal, my king would not rise my rank. So I went to Spain, offering my services to King Charles V.
In October our fleet had entered a sand-strewn waterway between the tip of South America and Antarctica, which now, to my pleasure is known as the straight of Magellan, a momentum of my life that gives me such joy. Though the straight that we passed through was choppy and even led to the
scurvy, a disease I did not wish to get, and feared of getting. I was a lucky one and didn't get scurvy. Some of my men died from hunger and thirst and could not last before we restocked in Guam. It was a horrible sight to see, seeing my men get sick and hungry. This vision is something that still haunts my thoughts. After resupplying we sailed farther west until we found the Philippines where I claimed this land for the Spanish Empire. This is where my death would come.
On one island, Cebu, I met a leader who was very helpful and wanted to be a vassal of Spain. So to gain more control I took a force of sixty men, and went to another island to force the ruler to recognize the dominance of the chief of Cebu. When I arrived and we fought against a thousand men. Several of my men were killed, and I was killed as well and left by my crew as I died slowly from a poisoned arrow. April 27, 1521 was the day of my death. Thirty more of my men were killed by the leader of Cebu.
I'm proud of my crew we were the first Europeans to circumnavigate the globe, which I do wish I was able to finish. I am not angry with my crew for leaving me to die, they needed to escape and not risk there lives, I had led them far enough for them to finnish there voyage, and prayed they would finish. Though I am glad that I died with a purpose and that I died exploring for Spain, and being known as a adventurer and a explorer, I wish that I could have finished my voyage around the Earth.