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Tecson, Trinidad (1848–1928)

Philippine revolutionary. Born Nov 18, 1848, in San Miguel de Mayumo Bulacan, Philippines; died in Manila, Jan 28, 1928; buried in Manila's Tomb of the Veterans; dau. of Rafael Tecson and Monica S. Perez; m. 2nd husband Julian Alcantara (Philippine nationalist, died); m. Doroteo Santiago (died); m. Francisco Empainado; children: (1st m.) 2 died young.

Hero of the Philippine Revolution, joined the Katipunan, a revolutionary nationalist army (1895); participated in battles against Spanish army under generals Llanera, del Pilar, and Soliman, and was wounded several times; while husband and others defended the fort of Biak-na-Bato in Bulacan from attack, established a field hospital at Biak-na-Bota for injured soldiers; went on to create nursing stations on the battle sites of the southern Philippine provinces, organizing and training nationalist women to serve in her hospitals. Honored by American Red Cross.

See also Women in World History.

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