Marcelo H. del Pilar

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Leaders of the reform movement in Spain: Jose Rizal, Marcelo H. del Pilar and Mariano Ponce.

Marcelo Hilario del Pilar y Gatmaitan (August 30, 1850July 4, 1896), was a leading propagandist of the Philippine Revolution.

Marcelo H. del Pilar was born in Cupang (now Barangay San Nicolas), Bulacan, on August 30, 1850, to parents Julián del Pilar and Blasa Gatmaytan. He studied at the Colegio de San José and later at the University of Santo Tomas, where he finished his law course in 1880. In 1882, del Pilar founded the nationalist newspaper Diariong Tagalog (Tagalog Newspaper). He went to Spain in 1888 to escape persecution by the Spanish priests. He became the second editor of La Solidaridad (Solidarity) in Madrid.

He died of tuberculosis on July 4, 1896, a pauper, away from his wife and children.

References[change | change source]

  • Zaide, Gregorio F. (1984). Philippine History and Government. National Bookstore Printing Press.
  • Villarroel, Fidel, (1997). Marcelo H. del Pilar, his religious conversions. Manila : University of Santo Tomas Pub. House.