Did Ferdinand Magellan die because of a poisonous arrow that Indians shot him with?
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According to the source of Wikipedia:
"they shot the captain [Magellan] through the right leg with a poisoned arrow...
[while the battle continue...]
One of them wounded him [Magellan] on the left leg with a large cutlass, which resembles a scimitar, only being larger. That caused the captain to fall face downward, when immediately they rushed upon him with iron and bamboo spears and with their cutlasses, until they killed [Magellan] our mirror, our light, our comfort, and our true guide."
Hence, we might say that Magellan was wounded by a poisonous arrow. But he was killed by other means.