Battle of Manila (1258)
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Template:Battles of Manila The legendary Battle of Manila in 1258 (Filipino: Labanan sa Maynila) is recounted in oral histories of the Tagalog people, as documented by Filipino historians Mariano Henson in the 1950sTemplate:Verify sourceTemplate:Request quotation and Cesar Adib Majul in the 1950s.Template:Verify sourceTemplate:Request quotation It is notable for marking one of the earliest proposed dates for the foundation of the pre-colonial polity at Maynila.Template:Verify sourceTemplate:Request quotation
According to these legends, a Bruneian naval commander named Rajah Ahmad, established pre-colonial Maynila as a Muslim principality in 1258 after defeating its commander, a Majapahit ruler named Anuj Avirjirkaya.Template:Verify sourceTemplate:Request quotation
- Henson, Mariano A (1955). The Province of Pampanga and its towns (A.D. 1300–1955) with the genealogy of the rulers of central Luzon. Manila: Villanueva Books.
- Majul, César Adib (1973). Muslims in the Philippines. Diliman: University of the Philippines Asian Center.