Birth Name: Emilio Aguinaldo y Fami
Date of Birth: March 26, 1869
Place of Birth: Cavite el Viejo (now Kawit), Cavite, Philippines
Date of Birth: February 6, 1964
Place of Death: Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Ethnicity: Filipino [Ilocano and Tagalog], some Chinese
Emilio Aguinaldo was a Filipino revolutionary and politician. He served as the first President of the Philippines, from January 23, 1899 to March 23, 1901.
He was the son of Carlos Aguinaldo y de los Santos (or Carlos de los Santos Aguinaldo in Filipino, later changed his maternal family name to Jamir) and Trinidad Fami Valerio y Villanueva (or Trinidad Villanueva Fami Valerio in Filipino, later changed her paternal family name to Famy). He was married to María Agoncillo y Reyes (or María Reyes Agoncillo in Filipino), of Taal, Batangas, until her death. He was previously married to Hilaria del Rosario y Reyes (or Hilaria Reyes del Rosario in Filipino), of Imus, Cavite, until her death. Emilio and Hilaria had five children.
Some sources reported his date of birth as March 22, 1869, but his baptismal record states that he was three days old when he was baptized on March 29, 1869, making March 26, 1869 as his date of birth. Also, he was listed as a “mestizo de sangley” on church records.
Emilio’s paternal grandfather was named Eugenio Aguinaldo. Eugenio was Ilocano.
Emilio’s paternal grandmother was named María de los Santos (later Jamir). María changed her family name due to a decree issued by Governor-General of the Philippines Narciso Clavería concerning the family names of the Filipino natives.
Emilio’s maternal grandparents were named Joaquín Fami Valerio and Simona Villanueva.
Source: Genealogy of Emilio Aguinaldo – https://www.geni.com
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