Born: October 29, 1866
Died: June 5, 1899
General Antonio Luna was born in Binondo, Manila to Joaquin Luna de San Pedro and Laureana Novico. He studied in a private school at age six then transferred to the Ateneo Municipal de Manila. In 1881, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree then enrolled at the University of Barcelona finishing a degree in pharmacy. Luna continued studies in 1890 and obtained his doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Madrid. Luna also wrote many articles for various periodicals and magazines, both national and international. With the outbreak of the revolution, Luna and his brother Juan Luna were arrested. Antonio Luna was exiled to Spain in 1897. He studied military science in Belgium. On his return to the Philippines, General Emilio Aguinaldo appointed him director of war. He was a great military leader and founded La Independencia on September 3, 1898. Antonio Luna was assassinated in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija.