Marcelo H. del Pilar Politician

Marcelo h del pilar

Marcelo Hilario del Pilar y Gatmaitán (August 30, 1850 – July 4, 1896), better known by his nom-de-plume Plaridel, was a celebrated figure in the Philippine Revolution and a leading propagandist for reforms in the Philippines. A master polemicist in both the Tagalog and Spanish languages, he helped the Propaganda Movement through his speeches and liberal writings on the plight of the Filipinos as a result of the abuses of the Spanish friars in the country. He was the editor and co-publisher of La Solidaridad (The Solidarity). Marcelo H. del Pilar was born on August 30, 1850 in Cupang, Bulacán, Bulacan. His parents were Don Julián H. del Pilar, an excellent Tagalog grammarian, speaker, and poet, and Doña Blasa Gatmaitán, familiarly known as Blasica. Don Julian was three times gobernadorcillo of the pueblo of Bulacan and afterwards oficial de mesa of the alcalde mayor of the province. The name of the family was Hilario; but pursuant to a decree of Claveria's, in 1849, the surname of the grandmother, Del Pilar, had to be added. His oldest brother, Toribio, was a priest. Del Pilar married his cousin Marciana (Tsanay). The couple had seven children (of which five died in infancy).

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Date of birth
August 30th, 1850
Date of death
July 4th, 1896 at age of 45
Place of death
Barcelona, Spain
Cause of death
Places lived
Bulacan , Philippines




1. Colegio de San Jose Educational Institution

- Bachelor of Arts / Art

Colegio de San Jose a school in Iloilo in the Philippines. It is located in East Lopez St. Jaro, Iloilo City. It was the first Catholic school for girls in Western Visayas.

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July 9th, 1871
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2. University of Santo Tomas Colleges/University

1878 - 1880 Bachelor of Laws / Law

The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines (UST, Filipino: Unibersidad ng Santo Tomas, Spanish: Universidad de Santo Tomás, colloquially, "Ustê") is a private, Roman Catholic university run by the Order of Preachers in Manila. Founded on 28 April 1611 by archbishop of Manila Miguel de Benavides, it has the oldest extant university charter in the Philippines and in Asia and is one of the world's largest Catholic universities in terms of enrollment found on one campus. UST is also the largest university in the city of Manila. As a Pontifical University in Asia, UST is the only university to have been visited by two popes three times: once by Pope Paul VI on Nov. 28, 1970, and twice by Pope John Paul II on Feb. 18, 1981 and January 13, 1995.

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April 28th, 1611
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2013. 31,179
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