Andres Bonifacio

Andres Bonifacio

Andres Bonifacio

-Born on November 30, 1863 in Tondo, Manila.
-Killed on May 10, 1897 in Maragondon, Cavite.
-Made a Mason in Taliba Lodge No. 165 in 1892.
-Of poor parents and orphaned at an early age, he   worked to support five younger brothers and sisters. -Only of primary education, but by self-study and avid   reading of Noli Me Tangere, El Filibusterismo, La   Solidaridad, Les Miserables, History of the French   Revolution, and the Holy Bible, he became a learned   and freedom-loving patriot.
-He founded the Katipunan, the secret society for the purpose of winning independence by revolution, and   became its Supremo.
-He wrote poems, essays and the Decalogue of the Katipunan on “The Duties of the Sons of the People” which   espoused armed revolution to gain independence for the Philippines culminating in the Cry of Balintawak.
-A man of daring action and a courageous leader with a passionate love of country, he became one of the   Philippines’ greatest heroes, immortalized as the Great Plebeian.

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