Friday, December 3, 2010


1574 - Chinese warlord and pirate Limahong leaves  Manila northward for the province of Pangasinan, establishing a kingdom near the mouth of the Agno River in the southeast Asian islands of the Philippines after  having been foiled in his plan to establish his own kingdom at Manila; Limahong, who managed to  become leader of some two to three thousand pirates and commandeering  as much as 95 ships  and has been wanted by the Chinese authorities;  Limahong invaded the northern Philippines a year earlier to escape the pursuing Chinese authorities,  first settling in Ilocos Sur before later attempting to invade  the relatively new and unprotected Spanish colonial  settlements in Manila.

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