Sabiniano Manrique de Lara

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Sabiniano Manrique de Lara was the Spanish Governor General of the Philippines from July 25, 1653 until September 8, 1663. He was a native of Málaga, a Knight of the Order of Calatrava and ex-castellan of Acapulco. Upon his arrival at Cavite on July 22, 1653, he immediately took the governorship. His term experienced an earthquake in Manila on August 20, 1658, and a year-long insurrections from the natives starting 1660 and among the Chinese in 1662. On May 6, 1662, he ordered that the San José Fort in Zamboanga be evacuated and the garrison be returned to Manila in preparation for their defense against threat of Chinese invasion by Koxinga, a Chinese pirate. After his term, he returned to his hometown and later became a priest.


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