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Francisco Balagtas

1788 - 1862

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Francisco Balagtas y de la Cruz (April 2, 1788 – February 20, 1862), commonly known as Francisco Balagtas and also as Francisco Baltasar, was a Filipino Tagalog litterateur and poet during the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines. He is widely considered one of the greatest Filipino literary laureates for his impact on Filipino literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francisco Balagtas has received more than 1,630,492 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Francisco Balagtas is the 3,910th most popular writer (down from 3,061st in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Philippines (down from 24th in 2019) and the most popular Filipino Writer.

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Among writers, Francisco Balagtas ranks 3,910 out of 5,755Before him are Frédéric Dard, Mona Simpson, Susanna Hall, Nirmal Verma, Ferdinand Freiligrath, and Mahadev Desai. After him are Thaddeus Bulgarin, Johann Most, Paavo Haavikko, Leigh Brackett, Palaephatus, and Peter Andreas Heiberg.

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Among people born in 1788, Francisco Balagtas ranks 43Before him are Athanasios Diakos, Edward Sabine, Princess Juliane Sophie of Denmark, Kikuchi Yōsai, Margaret Taylor, and Sir William Hamilton, 9th Baronet. After him are Gheorghe Asachi, Spyridon Trikoupis, Sarah Goodridge, Adoniram Judson, Edwin Atherstone, and Károly Kisfaludy. Among people deceased in 1862, Francisco Balagtas ranks 39Before him are Albert Sidney Johnston, Bernhard Severin Ingemann, Juana Azurduy de Padilla, Alexey Fyodorovich Orlov, Barbu Catargiu, and José María Bocanegra. After him are Sofia Adlersparre, Robert Knox, Carlos Anaya, František Škroup, Frederick Townsend Ward, and François Sudre.

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In Philippines

Among people born in Philippines, Francisco Balagtas ranks 29 out of 126Before him are Benigno Aquino III (1960), Ramon Magsaysay (1907), Fidel Ramos (1928), Joseph Estrada (1937), Sergio Osmeña (1878), and Juan Luna (1857). After him are Diosdado Macapagal (1910), Antonio Luna (1866), Luis Eduardo Aute (1943), Carlos P. Garcia (1896), Gabriela Silang (1731), and Lorenzo Ruiz (1600).

Among WRITERS In Philippines

Among writers born in Philippines, Francisco Balagtas ranks 1After him are José Burgos (1837), F. Sionil José (1924), and James Cooke Brown (1921).