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After traveling three-quarters of the way around the globe, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan is killed during a tribal skirmish on Mactan Island in the Philippines. Earlier in the month ...


After several weeks in the Philippines, Magellan had converted as many as 2,200 locals to Christianity, including Rajah Humabon of Cebu and most leaders of the islands around Cebu. However, the island of Mactan, led by Lapu-Lapu, resisted conversion.On the morning of 27 April 1521, Magellan sailed to Mactan with a small force.


The islands were later named Filipinas (Philippines) in honor of King Philip of Spain. The first Catholic mass was celebrated on Limasawa island in Leyte on March 31, 1521, by Spanish friar Fr. Pedro Valderama. Among those present were Rajah Siagu and Rajah Kolambu who forged a blood compact with Magellan. Fr.


The history of the Philippines is believed to have begun with the arrival of the first humans using rafts or boats at least 67,000 years ago as the 2007 discovery of Callao Man suggested. Negrito groups first inhabited the isles. Groups of Austronesians later migrated to the islands.


1521-2021: 500th year anniversary of Philippine Discovery (THE QUINCENTENNIAL CELEBRATION) As the world commemorates the 5th Centenary of the 1st Circumnavigation of the Earth by Ferdinand ...


History books tell us Ferdinand Magellan a Portuguese explorer was the first to discover the Philippines. But all he really did was claim the Philippines for Spain. So who really discovered the Philippines? A long time before Magellan arrived in the Philippines, visitors, traders and colonizers from other lands had come to the Philippines.


Discovery of the Philippines 1521. On a morning of the first week in March, 1521, the starving crews were cheered by the emerald crown of a mountain peering above the horizon. It rose higher and higher, and as the clouds about its shoulders dissolved there stood revealed one of the most beautiful objects in the world, a tropical island in mid ...


Ferdinand Magellan: Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese navigator and explorer who sailed under the flags of both Portugal and Spain. From Spain he sailed around South America, discovering the Strait of Magellan, and across the Pacific. Though he was killed in the Philippines, one of his ships continued westward to Spain, completing the first circumnavigation of Earth.


In search of fame and fortune, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (c. 1480-1521) set out from Spain in 1519 with a fleet of five ships to discover a western sea route to the Spice Islands. En ...


Many Filipinos and even many Philippine history books and web sites would mention that Ferdinand Magellan discovered the Philippines in 1521. However, the said claim has been challenged thus making way for a different interpretation of the country's history. It is more accurate to say that the west discovered the Philippines through Magellan.