Battle of Manila (1571)

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Siege of Manila
Part of the Spanish colonization of the Philippines
Date 24 May 1570
Location Manila, Maynila
Result Decisive Spanish victory
Spain Spanish Empire Kingdom of Maynila
Commanders and leaders
Spain Martin de Goiti Rajah Sulaiman III

The Battle of Manila (1570) was fought in Manila between the native Filipinos led by Raja Soliman (III) and the Spaniards led by Martin de Goiti, Maestro de Campo on May 24, 1570. The forces under Goiti were victorious and as a result Manila became a capital of the Philippines.

See also[edit]


  • Relation of the Voyage in Luzon sa Blair & Robertson. The Philippine Islands, 1493-1803;Volume III, 1569-1576.
  • Scott, William Henry. Barangay, Sixteenth Century Philippine Culture and Society. QC: Ateneo De Manila University Press, 1991.

Coordinates: 14°35′N 120°58′E / 14.583°N 120.967°E / 14.583; 120.967