Cavite Mutiny 1872

Meaningful History

Remarkable event during 19th Century in the Philippines: Cavite Mutiny 1872

The Cavite Mutiny of 1872 was an uprising of military personnel of Fort San Felipe, the Spanish arsenal in Cavite, Philippines on January 20, 1872. Around 200 soldiers and laborers rose up in the belief that it would elevate to a national uprising. The mutiny was unsuccessful, and government soldiers executed many of the participants and began to crack down on a burgeoning nationalist movement. Many scholars believe that the Cavite Mutiny of 1872 was the beginning of Filipino nationalism that would eventually lead to the Philippine Revolution of 1896. (Wikipedia)
This event has been unforgettable and reflected in the 12 events that changed influenced the Philippine History in a major way.

This event is meaningful to the following Filipinos – Gomburza [an acronym denoting the surnames of the priests Mariano Gómez, José Apolonio Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora, three Filipino priests who were executed on 17 February 1872 at Bagumbayan in Manila, Philippines by Spanish colonial authorities on charges of subversion arising from the 1872 Cavite mutiny. Their execution left a profound effect on many Filipinos; José Rizal, the national hero, would dedicate his novel El filibusterismo to their memory]

Mariano Gómez
José Apolonio Burgos
Jacinto Zamora

Mariano Gomez – born on August 2, 1799 at Santa Cruz Manila by Marina Guard and Francisco Gomez, he was designated as head priest in Cavite in 1824 and was a member of GOMBURZA later on. He was executed during the Cavite Mutiny in 1872.

Jose Apolonio Burgos – was a Filipino mestizo secular priest, accused of mutiny by the Spanish colonial authorities in the Philippines in the 19th century (wiki) he was born on February 9 1837 by Florencia Garcia and Don Jose Burgos in Vigan Ilocos Sur. He was executed along with Mariano Gomez and Jacinto Zamora.

Jacinto Zamora – born August 14, 1835 in Manila. He was placed in a mock trial and summarily executed in Manila along with two other clergymen. He was a Roman Catholic priest. The Gomburza execution was carried out on February 17, 1872 at Bagumbayan Field in Manila during Cavite mutiny in the 19th century.

Guerrero, León María. 1998. Something to Remember. The First Filipino. Guerrero Publishing
The Cavite Mutiny – 12 Events That Have Influenced Filipino History by


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s