Lapu-Lapu

Politician

1491 – 1542

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Who was Lapu-Lapu?

Lapu-Lapu was a ruler of Mactan, an island in the Visayas, Philippines, who is known as the first native of the archipelago to have resisted Spanish colonization. He was also responsible for the death of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. He is now regarded, retroactively, as the first Filipino hero. He is also known under the names Çilapulapu, Si Lapulapu, Salip Pulaka, Cali Pulaco, and Lapulapu Dimantag.

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Born
1491
Mactan
Religion
  • Animism
Ethnicity
  • Filipino
Nationality
  • Philippines
Profession
Lived in
  • Cebu
Died
1542

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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