Graciano Lopez Jaena was born on 18 December 1856. He began his involvement in the propaganda movement at home in Iloilo, where he wrote “Fray Botod,” a satire on friars.
He then escaped to Spain where he became the first editor-in-chief of La Solidaridad. He also wrote various speeches and articles admired by his peers and sympathizers to the Filipino cause. He died in Barcelona, Spain on 20 January 1896.
Although his remains could not be located, he is remembered fondly through a holiday in Iloilo City and Province and a monument in Intramuros, Manila and Jaro, Iloilo City. Through the efforts of the Dr. Graciano Lopez Jaena Foundation and the Iloilo City Government, a museum and library in his honor is set to rise on his birthplace.
Graciano Lopez Jaena
Ipinanganak noong 18 Disyembre 1856. Anak nina Placido Lopez at Maria Jacobe Jaena. Tumungo sa Espanya noong 1880 at naging tagapagtatag at unang patnugot ng La Solidaridad noong 15 Pebrero 1889. Sumulat ng mga lathalain sa iba’t ibang pahayagan sa Europa na nagtatanggol sa mga karapatang Pilipino. Nakiisa kina Rizal, Del Pilar at ibang Pilipino sa kilusang pagpapalaganap noong 1882. Mananalumpati at mamamahayag . Namatay sa Barselona, Espanya, 20 Enero 1896.
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