José de la Cruz
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|José de la Cruz|
|Born||December 12, 1746
Tondo, Manila, Spanish East Indies
|Died||March 12, 1829|
José de la Cruz (21 December 1746 – 12 March 1829), more popularly known as Huseng Sisiw, was one of the great Filipino writers during the Spanish regime. He was the mentor of Francisco Balagtas in poetry. He was born in Tondo, Manila.
He is given the honor of Hari ng mga makata (King of the poets), He was born on Tondo, Manila on December 20, 1746. He never studied but in his own efforts, he learned Katon at Cartilla, Doctrina Cristiana, Philosophy and Theology.
- (Tagalog) Mga Dakilang Pilipino, ni Jose N. Sevilla sa Project Gutenberg
- (Tagalog) Jose de la Cruz (Huseng Sisiw).
- Manuel, E. Arsenio. Dictionary of Philippine Biography, Volume 1. Quezon City: Filipiniana Publications, 1955.
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