Antonio Luna

Antonio Luna Antonio Narciso Luna de San Pedro y Novicio Ancheta (; October 29, 1866 – June 5, 1899) was a Filipino pharmacist and army general who fought in the Philippine–American War before his assassination on June 5, 1899, at the age of 32.

Regarded as one of the fiercest generals of his time, he succeeded Artemio Ricarte as the Commanding General of the Philippine Army. He sought to apply his background in military science to the fledgling army. A sharpshooter himself, he organized professional guerrilla soldiers later named the "Luna Sharpshooters" and the "Black Guard" with Senyor Michael Joaquin. His three-tier defense, now known as the Luna Defense Line, gave the American troops a difficult endeavor during their campaign in the provinces north of Manila. This defense line culminated in the creation of a military stronghold in the Cordillera.

Despite his commitment to discipline the army and serve the Republic which attracted the admiration of the people, his temper and fiery outlashes caused some to abhor him, including people from Aguinaldo's cabinet. Nevertheless, Luna's efforts were recognized during his time, and he was awarded the Philippine Republic Medal in 1899. He was also a member of the Malolos Congress. Besides his military studies, Luna also studied pharmacology, literature, and chemistry. Provided by Wikipedia
1
2
by Bayes de Luna, Antonio.
Published 2012
Cover image
Book
3
Other Authors: ...Luna, Antonio....
View full text
Electronic eBook
4
by Ribes, Ramón.
Published 2008
Other Authors: ...Luna, Antonio....
Book
5
by Ribes, Ramón.
Published 2008
Other Authors: ...Luna, Antonio....
Book
6
Published 2012
Other Authors: ...Luna, Antonio....
View full text
Electronic eBook
7
Published 2012
Other Authors: ...Luna, Antonio....
View full text
Electronic eBook
8
Published 2010
Other Authors: ...Luna, Antonio....
View full text
Electronic eBook
9
Published 2014
Other Authors: ...Luna, Antonio....
View full text
Electronic eBook
10
Published 2014
Other Authors: ...Luna, Antonio....
View full text
Electronic eBook
Search Tools: Get RSS Feed Email this Search