Martin de Goiti

Martin De Goiti

Martín de Goiti (15?? – 1574) was a Spanish Basque conquistador and founder of the city of Manila in the Philippines. Martín de Goiti was one of the soldiers who accompanied the Spanish colonization of the East Indies and the Pacific, in 1565. He was the leader of the expedition to Manila, ordered by Miguel López de Legazpi in 1569. There, he fought a number of battles against the Muslim chieftain, Rajah Sulaiman III of Manila for control of lands and settlements.

Read more about Martin De Goiti:  The Battles For Manila (1570-1575), Legacy

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