Some people are asking: Who is the author of Florante at Laura?
Florante at Laura was written by Francisco Balagtas.
Born: Abril 2, 1788 (Bulacan)
Died: Pebrero 20, 1862 (Bataan)
Popular Known As: Francisco Baltazar
Learned how to write because of Jose dela Cruz (aka Huseng Sisiw), a renowned poet in Tondo.
In 1835, Kiko Baltazar grows up in Pandacan, where he meets Maria Asuncion Rivera (aka “Selya”). Unfortunately, Kiko’s rival (Mariano Capule) uses wealth and power to send Kiko to jail.
While Francisco Baltazar languishes in jail, he writes Florante at Laura.
After being released from jail, Kiko goes to Bataan. He meets and marries Juana Tiambeng. She gives birth to 11 children.
Kiko gets jailed again, because of a complaint filed by a kasambahay. He is released in 1860.
Francisco Baltazar (Francisco Balagtas) dies at the age of 74.