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.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ateneo Municipal de Manila in 1881.
He became one of the Filipino expatriates who mounted the Propaganda Movement in Spain.
He was born the youngest of seven children and his father worked as a traveling salesman.
He was given a letter of recommendation to world leader Emilio Aguinaldo after arriving in Hong Kong.