Antonio Luna

  • antonio luna
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    2nd chief of staff of the armed forces of the philippines
    in office
    january 22, 1899 – june 5, 1899
    presidentemilio aguinaldo
    preceded byartemio ricarte
    succeeded byemilio aguinaldo
    personal details
    born
    antonio narciso luna de san pedro y novicio ancheta

    (1866-10-29)october 29, 1866
    binondo, manila, captaincy general of the philippines
    diedjune 5, 1899(1899-06-05) (aged 32)
    cabanatuan, nueva ecija, first philippine republic
    cause of deathassassination
    relationsjuan luna (brother)
    joaquin luna (brother)
    awardsphilippine republic medal
    military service
    nickname(s)"the fiery general" "toñing"

    "el general monico"

    "general articulo uno"
    allegiance first philippine republic
    branch/servicephilippine army seal 1897.jpg philippine revolutionary army
    years of service1898–1899
    rankpr general.svg captain general
    battles/warsphilippine–american war
    • battle of manila
    • battle of caloocan
    • second battle of caloocan
    • capture of malolos
    • battle of pulilan
    • battle of calumpit
    • battle of apalit
    • battle of santo tomas

    antonio narciso luna de san pedro y novicio ancheta (spanish: [anˈtonjo ˈluna]; october 29, 1866 – june 5, 1899) was a filipino army general who fought in the philippine–american war.

    regarded as one of the fiercest generals of his time, he succeeded artemio ricarte as the chief of staff of the armed forces of the philippines. he sought to apply his background in military science to the fledgling army. a sharpshooter himself, he organized professional guerrilla soldiers later called the "luna sharpshooters" and the "black guard". his three-tier defense, now known as the luna defense line, gave the american troops a hard campaign in the provinces north of manila. this defense line culminated in the creation of a military base in the cordillera.[1]

    despite his commitment to discipline the army and serve the republic which attracted the admiration of people, his temper caused some to abhor him, including people from aguinaldo's cabinet.[2] his efforts were not without recognition during his time, for he was awarded the philippine republic medal in 1899. he was also a member of the malolos congress.[3] besides his military studies, luna also studied pharmacy, literature and chemistry.[4]

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Antonio Luna
Antonio luna small.jpg
2nd Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines
In office
January 22, 1899 – June 5, 1899
PresidentEmilio Aguinaldo
Preceded byArtemio Ricarte
Succeeded byEmilio Aguinaldo
Personal details
Born
Antonio Narciso Luna de San Pedro y Novicio Ancheta

(1866-10-29)October 29, 1866
Binondo, Manila, Captaincy General of the Philippines
DiedJune 5, 1899(1899-06-05) (aged 32)
Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, First Philippine Republic
Cause of deathAssassination
RelationsJuan Luna (brother)
Joaquin Luna (brother)
AwardsPhilippine Republic Medal
Military service
Nickname(s)"The Fiery General" "Toñing"

"El General Monico"

"General Articulo Uno"
Allegiance First Philippine Republic
Branch/servicePhilippine Army Seal 1897.jpg Philippine Revolutionary Army
Years of service1898–1899
RankPR General.svg Captain General
Battles/warsPhilippine–American War

Antonio Narciso Luna de San Pedro y Novicio Ancheta (Spanish: [anˈtonjo ˈluna]; October 29, 1866 – June 5, 1899) was a Filipino army general who fought in the Philippine–American War.

Regarded as one of the fiercest generals of his time, he succeeded Artemio Ricarte as the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. He sought to apply his background in military science to the fledgling army. A sharpshooter himself, he organized professional guerrilla soldiers later called the "Luna Sharpshooters" and the "Black Guard". His three-tier defense, now known as the Luna Defense Line, gave the American troops a hard campaign in the provinces north of Manila. This defense line culminated in the creation of a military base in the Cordillera.[1]

Despite his commitment to discipline the army and serve the Republic which attracted the admiration of people, his temper caused some to abhor him, including people from Aguinaldo's Cabinet.[2] His efforts were not without recognition during his time, for he was awarded the Philippine Republic Medal in 1899. He was also a member of the Malolos Congress.[3] Besides his military studies, Luna also studied pharmacy, literature and chemistry.[4]