|2nd chief of staff of the armed forces of the philippines|
january 22, 1899 – june 5, 1899
|preceded by||artemio ricarte|
|succeeded by||emilio aguinaldo|
antonio narciso luna de san pedro y novicio ancheta
october 29, 1866
binondo, manila, captaincy general of the philippines
|died||june 5, 1899 (aged 32)|
cabanatuan, nueva ecija, first philippine republic
|cause of death||assassination|
|relations||juan luna (brother) |
joaquin luna (brother)
|awards||philippine republic medal|
|nickname(s)||"the fiery general" "toñing"
"el general monico"
"general articulo uno"
|allegiance|| first philippine republic|
|branch/service|| philippine revolutionary army|
|years of service||1898–1899|
|rank|| captain general|
- 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.
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. 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. besides his military studies, luna also studied pharmacy, literature and chemistry.