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Miguel López de Legazpi, also known as El Adelantado and El Viejo (The Elder), was a Spanish conquistador who established one of the first European settlements in the East Indies and the Pacific Islands in 1565. He was the first Governor-General of Spanish East Indies (present day as Philippines). After obtaining peace with various indigenous tribes, Miguel López de Legazpi made the Philippines the capital of the Spanish East Indies in 1571.

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