Thursday, May 22, 2014

Today in Philippine History: Julio Nakpil

MAY 22, 1867
Julio Nakpil (22 May 1867 – 2 November 1960) was born in Quiapo, Manila. A composer and a general during the Philippine Revolution, he commanded the revolutionary forces in the north under Andres Bonifacio. Nakpil composed songs that were inspired by the revolution and one of his compositions became a candidate to become the Philippine National Anthem but was rejected by Emilio Aguinaldo in favor of Julian Felipe’s Lupang Hinirang. After Bonifacio’s death, he married the Supremo’s wife Gregoria de Jesus. Famous architect Juan Nakpil was their son.

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