Sunday, April 13, 2014

Today in Philippine History: Trinidad H. Pardo de Tavera

APRIL 13, 1857
Trinidad Hermenegildo Pardo de Tavera y Gorricho (April 13, 1857 – March 26, 1925) was born in Manila with Spanish and Portuguese ethnicity. A man of vast learning, he was a physician, historian, politician and a versatile writer next to his friend Jose Rizal. His sister Paz was the wife of Juan Luna. During the American period, he was a member of the Philippine Commission and founded the Federal Party. Prior to his death on March 25, 1925, he was the director of the Philippine Library and Museum and founded the Philippine Library Association.

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