|Died||21 March 1943 (aged 62)|
|Kung Sino ang Kumatha ng Florante|
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.
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". 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.
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