Battle of Mactan

Battle of Mactan

Rajah Lapu-Lapu, the native chieftain of Mactan Island who defeated Ferdinand Magellan during the historic Battle of Mactan in 1521 in the island of Cebu.

Rajah Lapu-Lapu, the native chieftain of Mactan Island who defeated Ferdinand Magellan during the historic Battle of Mactan in 1521 in the island of Cebu.

Battle of Mactan

Battle of Mactan

Death of Portuguese navigator Fernão Magalhães (Ferdinand Magellan) in Battle of Mactan (Philippines) 1521

Death of Portuguese navigator Fernão Magalhães (Ferdinand Magellan) in Battle of Mactan (Philippines) 1521

The Battle of Mactan, In which Magellan dies and Elcano is promoted.

The Battle of Mactan, In which Magellan dies and Elcano is promoted.

Battle of Mactan (Lapu Lapu)

Battle of Mactan (Lapu Lapu)

Philippines, Cebu, Fort San Pedro painting, Lapu-Lapu killing Magelan in battle of Mactan #PhiΙippines

Philippines, Cebu, Fort San Pedro painting, Lapu-Lapu killing Magelan in battle of Mactan

Juan Sebastián Elcano - The Spanish fleet, called the Armada de Molucca, comprised five ships and 270 men, when it began the journey on Sept. 20, 1519. After Magellan’s death during the Battle of Mactan, Elcano (pictured) commandeered a single ship, named Victoria, with a crew of 18 men and returned home on Sept. 6, 1522. He sailed across the Indian Ocean, around the Cape of Good Hope, traversing along the west coast of Africa to finally arrive in Spain.

Juan Sebastián Elcano - The Spanish fleet, called the Armada de Molucca, comprised five ships and 270 men, when it began the journey on Sept. 20, 1519. After Magellan’s death during the Battle of Mactan, Elcano (pictured) commandeered a single ship, named Victoria, with a crew of 18 men and returned home on Sept. 6, 1522. He sailed across the Indian Ocean, around the Cape of Good Hope, traversing along the west coast of Africa to finally arrive in Spain.

Magellan shrine is a large memorial tower erected in honor of the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. The spot is believed to be the area were Magellan was killed in the Battle of Mactan on 1521 in Cebu, Philippines.

Magellan shrine is a large memorial tower erected in honor of the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. The spot is believed to be the area were Magellan was killed in the Battle of Mactan on 1521 in Cebu, Philippines.

Memorial to the navigator Ferdinand Magellan at the site of the Battle of Mactan on Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines on April 27, 1521.

Memorial to the navigator Ferdinand Magellan at the site of the Battle of Mactan on Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines on April 27, 1521.

Painting of the Battle of Mactan in the Mactan Shrine (image)

Painting of the Battle of Mactan in the Mactan Shrine (image)

RT @NotableHistory: April 27, 1521 – Battle of Mactan: Explorer Magellan is killed by natives in the Philippines

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RT @NotableHistory: April 27, 1521 – Battle of Mactan: Explorer Magellan is killed by natives in the Philippines

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