Francisco Balagtas





Francisco Balagtas

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born
in Bigaa, Bulacan, Philippines
April 02, 1788

died
February 20, 1862

gender
male

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Francisco Baltazar, known much more widely through his nom-de-plume Francisco Balagtas, was a prominent Filipino poet, and is widely considered as the Tagalog equivalent of William Shakespeare for his impact on Filipino literature. The famous epic, "Florante at Laura", is regarded as his defining work.


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Florante at Laura
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 1,281 ratings — published 1861 — 7 editions
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Florante at Laura: Edisyong...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2012
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