Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Miguel López de Legazpi
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Miguel López de Legazpi was born into a noble family in the Basque city of Zumárraga. His political career emerged and flourished in New Spain, where he gained prestige and fortune as an administrator and entrepreneur. Following the recommendation of the Augustinian friar Andrés de Urdaneta (1498-1568), Legazpi led the mission to incorporate the Philippine Archipelago i…

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Donoso, Isaac, “Miguel López de Legazpi”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 02 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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