Hermenegildo Cruz

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Hermenegildo Cruz
Born(1880-12-31)31 December 1880
Died21 March 1943(1943-03-21) (aged 62)[1][2]
NationalityFilipino
OccupationWriter
Notable work
Kung Sino ang Kumatha ng Florante
Cover of Kartilyang Makabayan: Mga Tanong at Sagot Ukol Kay Andrés Bonifacio at sa KKK, by Hermenegildo Cruz (1922)

Hermenegildo Cruz was a Filipino writer and trade union organizer. He was a founding member of Unión Obrera Democrática Filipina and a member of the Philippine Assembly. He became Director of the Bureau of Labor in 1924.[2]

A notable work of his is Kung Sino ang Kumatha ng Florante (English: "On Who Authored Florante"), which is cited as "the first attempt to explain Balagtas by dealing with the poet's biography and the historical context of the poem".[3] Another work, Kartilyang Makabayan: Mga Tanong at Sagot Ukol Kay Andrés Bonifacio at sa KKK, is a biography of Andrés Bonifacio, the father of the Philippine Revolution and the secret society he founded, the Katipunan.[4]

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  1. ^ Bituin, Gregorio Jr. V. "Hermenegildo Cruz: Biographer ni Francisco Balagtas, Lider-Manggagawa". Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b Kape at Balita: Panghimagas: 1943: Death of Hermenegildo Cruz (News program). Philippines: GMA News. 2012.
  3. ^ Medina, Marielle (31 December 2013). "Did you know: Hermenegildo Cruz". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  4. ^ "The Project Gutenberg EBook of Kartilyang Makabayan, by Hermenegildo Cruz". Project Gutenberg. Retrieved 26 November 2017.