Filipino revolutionary leader who served as the 1st President of the Philippines from 1899 to 1901. He led his country in the Philippine Revolution and the Spanish-American War.
He also led a brief war with the United States after declaring independence from Spain in 1898, which led to the Philippines gaining limited self-government.
He was the first President of the Philippines and a century later Noynoy Aquino would become the country's 15th president.
He became the municipal governor of his town at age 17.
He had five children with marriages to Hilaria del Rosario and maria Agoncillo.