Juana by gavincas93 ()
In April 1521, Ferdinand Magellan, in the service of Charles V of Spain, arrived in Cebu during his voyage to find a westward route to the Indies. He persuaded Rajah Humabon and his chief consort Humamay, to pledge their allegiance to Spain. They were then baptized into the Catholic faith, taking the Christian names Carlos (after Charles V) and Juana (after Joanna of Castille, Charles' mother).
According to Antonio Pigafetta, Italian chronicler to the Spanish expedition, Magellan handed Pigafetta the image to be given to the newly-christened Queen Juana right after the baptism, officiated by Pedro Valderrama. It was Pigafetta himself who personally presented the Santo Niño to the newly baptized Queen Juana as a symbol of their new alliance; to her newly christened husband King Carlos, It is reported that Reina Juana was in tears upon receiving the image.
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miwi () Online Now! 5:36PM | Wed, 31 March 2021
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