1491 - 1542


Lapulapu (based on Çilapulapu; Baybayin: ᜎᜉᜓᜎᜉᜓ, Abecedario: Lápú-Lápú) (fl. 1521), also known as Lapu-Lapu, Si Lapulapu, Salip Pulaka, Cali Pulaco, and Lapulapu Dimantag, was a ruler of Mactan in the Visayas. Modern Philippine society regards him as the first Filipino hero because he was the first native to resist imperial Spanish colonization. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lapu-Lapu has received more than 998,400 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2,679th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Lapu-Lapu ranks 2,663 out of 14,801Before him are Attalus III, Abdurrahman Wahid, David Dacko, B. J. Habibie, Joseph McCarthy, and Berenice III of Egypt. After him are Daemusin of Goguryeo, Chryseis, Marine Le Pen, Apepi, Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona, and Otto III, Duke of Bavaria.

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Among people born in 1491, Lapu-Lapu ranks 6Before him are Henry VIII of England, Ignatius of Loyola, Jacques Cartier, Zhengde Emperor, and Francesco Melzi. After him are Martin Bucer, Suzanne, Duchess of Bourbon, Teofilo Folengo, and Francisco de Sá de Miranda. Among people deceased in 1542, Lapu-Lapu ranks 5Before him are Lisa del Giocondo, James V of Scotland, Catherine Howard, and Hernando de Soto. After him are Dosso Dossi, 2nd Dalai Lama, Jane Boleyn, Viscountess Rochford, Thomas Wyatt, Peter Henlein, Diego de Almagro II, and Ludwig Senfl.

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Among people born in Philippines, Lapu-Lapu ranks 6 out of 62Before him are Corazon Aquino (1933), Ferdinand Marcos (1917), Imelda Marcos (1929), Paulino Alcántara (1896), and José Rizal (1861). After him are Emilio Aguinaldo (1869), Benigno Aquino Jr. (1932), Fidel Ramos (1928), Andrés Bonifacio (1863), Joseph Estrada (1937), and Jose P. Laurel (1891).