Heningburg 2Magellan’s father took him to Porto, as he often travelled there, when Magellan was still a youngboy. At Porto, there was a harbor where shippers, & seafaring travelers gathered. These men withaquatic-based careers likely left an impression on Magellan, especially if tall-tales or stories weretold. This may have been where Magellan grew a love for the ocean and exploring. His parents were deceased during the time that he moved to Libson, which was about 1490. This same year, at ten years old, Magellan became a page to Queen Leonor. Alongside his page responsibilities, Magellan also received an education. This education included learning of the exploits of explorers and conquistadores such as Christopher Columbus, who at this time returned from the American voyage after using a counter route to somewhere opposite the highly anticipated Spice Islands. In addition, his education included learning practical skills that in time, would prove its value such as cartography, astronomy, and celestial navigating. In 1505, Magellan registered in Portugal’s navy, specifically the fleet of the Portuguese viceroy of India, Francisco de Almeida.