Death in battle
Lapu Lapu slays Magellan
1521 Apr 27

Death in battle

Mactan, Philippines

On 27 April, Magellan and members of his crew attempted to subdue the Mactan natives by force, but in the ensuing battle, the Europeans were overpowered and Magellan was killed by Lapulapu, a native chieftain in Mactan.