Why Magellan did not discover the Philippines?
Ferdinand Magellan just discovered the Philippines by accident because he was really looking for the Spice Island or the Molloucas Island. But he was not the first. The 1st discoverer was the Africans during the human migration period of the Ice Age which are known as Aetas and Negritos.
How did Magellan Discover Philippines?
On March 16, 1521, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan, attempting to sail around the world for Spain, reached the Philippine archipelago. … Magellan survived two mutinies before sailing around the southern tip of South America, finding the strait named for him, in November of 1520.
Who killed Ferdinand Magellan?
He wasn’t—he outlined the navigation of the voyage, but died en route, during a skirmish in the Philippines. On April 27, 1521, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed by a poison arrow during a skirmish on the island of Mactan in what is now the Philippines.