Republic of the Philippines - Stamps & Postal History

RP Issues of 2022











2022, December 26.  First Circumnavigation of the World - 500th Anniversary

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12p - Humanity in Homonhon, 18 March 1521

12p - Friendship with Rajah Kalanao of Kipit, May 1521

12p - Introduction of Christianity in Mazawa, 31 March 1521

12p - Introduction of Christianity in Cebu, 14 April 1521

12p - Crossing the Pacific, November 1520-March 1521

12p - Ferdinand Magellan

12p - Victoria - The Ship That First Circumnavigated the World

12p - Battle of Mactan, 27 April 1521

12p - Mutiny Against Magellan, April 1520

12p - Emperor Charles Approves Magellan's Expedition, 22 March 1521

12p - Return to Spain, 6 September 1521

12p - Arrival in Maluku, 8 November 1521



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Design Error:  2022 First Circumnavigation of the World - 500th Anniversary

"1521" instead of "1522"


On 6 September 1522, Elcano and the remaining crew of Magellan's voyage arrived in Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Spain aboard Victoria, almost exactly three years after they departed. They then sailed upriver to Seville, and from there overland to Valladolid, where they appeared before the Emperor.  (Wikipedia)

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2022 First Circumnavigation of the World - 500th Anniversary

On March 16, 1521, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan, attempting to sail around the world for Spain, reached the Philippine archipelago. Magellan and his expedition were the first Europeans to reach the Philippines, a stop on the first circumnavigation of the globe, though Magellan’s portion of that journey would soon end.  He was killed in a fight with islanders in the Philippines. He died on 27 April 1521 in Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines.

Ferdinand Magellan (1480–1521) was a Portuguese explorer who is credited with masterminding the first expedition to circumnavigate the world.  The expedition of five ships and 250 men had left Spain on September 20, 1519. Magellan sought a western route — avoiding the southern tip of Africa, which Portugal controlled — to the Spice Islands (the Moluccas) of Southeast Asia. Magellan survived two mutinies before sailing around the southern tip of South America, finding the strait named for him, in November of 1520. Reaching calm waters after a dangerous passage, Magellan named the ocean west of South America “the Pacific Ocean.”



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