Cebu City, Cebú Province, Philippines
—1496 - 1535 —
Patrician of Vicenza, Italy and Knight of Malta chronicler of the Magellan expedition that first circumnavigated the globe from 1519 to 1522. He fought in Mactan and was one of the 22 survivors who returned to Spain. This tribute was erected by the Philippine-Italian Association.
Erected 1980 by The Philippine-Italian Association and the Republic of the Philippines.
Location. 10° 17.529′ N, 123° 54.347′ E. Marker is in Cebu City, Cebú Province. Marker is on A. Pigafetta Street just south of Fort San Pedro. Touch for map. The memorial statue is southeast of the Plaza Independencia, on the lawn outside the south wall of Fort San Pedro. Marker is in this post office area: Cebu City, Cebú Province 6000, Philippines.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort San Pedro (within shouting distance of this marker); 400 Years of Continuing OAR Presence (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Cross of Magellan (approx. 0.4 kilometers away).
Also see . . .
1. "The Death of Magellan, 1521," ... from the diary of Antonio Pigafetta. (Submitted on April 6, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Mariner's Museum: Antonio Pigafetta, (Submitted on April 6, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Venician; "Age of Discovery"; Fort San Pedro; conquistador; Nao Victoria
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 475 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 6, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.