President of the Republic of the Philippines
June 12,1898 - March 23,1901
Date of Birth: March 26, 1869
Place of Birth: Kawit Cavite
Father: Carlos Aguinaldo
Mother: Trinidad Famy
First Wife: Hilaria del Rosario
Second Wife: Maria Agoncillo
Date of Death: February 6, 1964
Place of Death: Quezon City
Cause of Death: Cardiac Arrest
Age at death: 95
Elementary and Secondary
• Pambayang Paaralan ng Kawit
• Third Year, Colegio de San Juan de Letran
IMPORTANT NOTES IN HISTORY
- Was Cabeza de
Barangay at the age of 17.
- At the age of
26, he was elected "Capitan Municipal" which was
equivalent to Gobernadorcillo.
- Joined the
Masonry Association '(whose members include Jose Rizal,
Apolinario Mabini, Juan Luna, Marcelo del Pilar and
Graciano Jaena) which aimed at improving the economic
condition of the country.
- He personally
went to Andres Bonifacio to join the Katipunan.
- Head of the
Magdalo Group of the Katipunan in Cavite
- Led his men to
victory in the battle of Kawit, Imus and Binakayan in
- President of
the Revolutionary Government, Tejeros Convention
- Signed the
agreement of the "Pact of Biak-na-Bato" on December
14, 1897 in the belief that the war "could not be
agreed to be exiled in Hongkong in exchange for the
damage-claim (said to be P400,000.00) which he used to
purchase arms for his return to the country.
- When the war
between the United States and Spain broke out on April
1898, he made an agreement with Commodore George Dewey
and U.S. Consul Pratt to consolidate the American and
Filipino forces against the Spaniards.
- Returned to
the country on May 19, 1898 and proclaimed
independence on June 12, 1898.
- Designed the
Flag of the Philippines which was hoisted at the
veranda of his house in Kawit, Cavite on June 12,
- Headed the
Revolutionary Government after the establishment of
the Malolos Congress and the ratification of the
independence and its constitution on January 21, 1899
- His dream of
independence and freeing the country from the
Americans vanished when he was arrested by Gen.
Frederick Funston and his men in Palanan, Isabela on
March 23, 1901.
- Was forced to
take an oath of allegiance to the American Government
in April of 1901.
- Retired to
become an ordinary citizen after the founding of the
colonial government of America.
- Ran for
president in the 1935 presidential election but lost
to Manuel L. Quezon.