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1897 in the Philippines

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1897 in the Philippines
Decades:  1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s

1897 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 1897.


Spanish Colonial Government

  • Governor-General:
  • until April 15: Camilo de Polavieja
  • April 15-April 23: José de Lachambre
  • starting April 23: Fernándo Primo de Rivera
  • Philippine Revolutionary Government (Tejeros Government)

  • Vice President:
  • March 22-November 2: Mariano Trías
  • Captain General: Artemio Ricarte
  • Republic of Biak-na-Bato

  • Vice President:
  • March 22-November 2: Mariano Trías
  • Events

  • February 13 – Governor-General Camilo de Polavieja began his campaign with 16,000 Spanish soldiers to regain Cavite from Filipino revolutionaries.
  • March 22 – The two factions of the Katipunan convened at the Tejeros Convention to resolve the leadership status in the organization.
  • May 10 – Andrés Bonifacio and his brother Procopio Bonifacio were killed in Maragondon, Cavite.
  • November 1 – The Republic of Biak-na-Bato was established by Emilio Aguinaldo and his fellow revolutionaries, the first republic to be established in the Philippines.
  • December 14 – The Pact of Biak-na-Bato was signed between Governor-General Fernando Primo de Rivera and Emilio Aguinaldo to end the Philippine Revolution.
  • Births

  • January 23 - Ildefonso Santos, Filipino poet, sculptor, and writer
  • March 3 - Jose E. Romero, Filipino politician
  • June 29 - George J. Willmann, Naturalized Filipino missionary from the United States. (d. 1977)
  • December 3 - Elisa Ochoa, first Filipina in the Congress of the Philippines (d. 1978)
  • Deaths

  • January 11 - José Dizon, one of the founders of Katipunan
  • February 17 - Edilberto Evangelista, Filipino civil engineer and general (b. 1862)
  • May 10 - Andrés Bonifacio, Filipino nationalist and revolutionary; one of the founders of Katipunan (b. 1863)
  • References

    1897 in the Philippines Wikipedia

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