Antonio Luna

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Birthday
29, 1866
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Jun 5, 1899 (32)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
29, 1866
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Jun 5, 1899 (32)

About

Filipino war hero and general who fought in the Philippine-American War and was the founder of the first military academy in the Philippines. As commander of the Philippine Revolutionary Army he organized guerrilla soldiers known as the Luna sharpshooters.

Before Fame

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ateneo Municipal de Manila in 1881.

Trivia

He became one of the Filipino expatriates who mounted the Propaganda Movement in Spain.

Family Life

He was born the youngest of seven children and his father worked as a traveling salesman.

Associated With

He was given a letter of recommendation to world leader Emilio Aguinaldo after arriving in Hong Kong.