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Encyclopedia > Ruy López de Villalobos

Ruy Lopez de Villalobos (c.1500 - 1544) was a Spanish explorer who sailed the Pacific in search of the Spice Islands and reached the Philippine Islands in 1543. Villalobos is known for having named the Philippine Islands (Las Islas Felipinas) after Philip II of Spain. Events Europes population was ~60 million. ... Events April 11 - Battle of Ceresole - French forces under the Comte dEnghien defeat Imperial forces under the Marques Del Vasto near Turin. ... See also explorations, sea explorers, astronaut, conquistador, travelogue, the History of Science and Technology and Biography. ... This article covers the history of the idea of the Maluku Islands in other cultures, that is, as The Spice Islands. ... The Republic of the Philippines is a country of South East Asia, located in the western Pacific Ocean some 1,210 km (750 mi) from mainland Asia. ... Events February 11 - Battle of Wayna Daga - Ethiopian/Portuguese? troops defeat the armies of Adal and the Ottoman Empire. ... Philip II of Spain (1527 – September 13, 1598), King of Spain (r. ...


 
 

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