Friday, July 4, 2014

Today in Philippine History: Crisanto delos Reyes

JULY 4, 1895
Crisanto Mendoza delos Reyes (October 25, 1828 - July 4, 1895), a businessman, mason and nationalist died when his health deteriorated after being heartbroken with the passing of his wife Dorotea in 1888 and daughter Juana in 1892. During the Cavite Mutiny of 1872, Delos Reyes together with Fathers Jose Burgos, Mariano Gomez and Jacinto Zamora were charged by the Spanish authorities as the principal instigators and accomplices in the rebellion. The priests were executed while Delos Reyes and ten others were exiled to a penal colony in Spain.

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