Roderigo Lopez (also called Ruy Lopes, Ruy Lopez or Roger Lopez; c. 1517 – 7 June 1594) served as physician-in-chief to Queen Elizabeth I of England from 1581 until his death by execution, having been found guilty of plotting to poison her.

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(Ruy Lopez de Villalobos) On November 1, 1542, Ruy Lopez de Villalobos started his expedition to the Philippines from Barra de Navidad, New Spain or Nueva España (now Mexico). He was the brother-in-law of Antonio de Mendoza, then viceroy of New Spain, who appointed him to commander the expedition. Villalobos reached Mindanao on February 2 of the following year, the first Spaniard to make explorations in that Island. It was he who bestowed upon these islands the name "Felipinas" in honor of…

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