Rafael Palma (Spanish pronunciation: [rafaˈel ˈpalma] : 24 October 1874 – 24 May 1939) was a Filipino politician, Rizalian, writer, educator and a famous Freemason. He became the fourth President of the University of the Philippines.
Rafael Palma in 1915
|4th President of the University of the Philippines|
|Preceded by||Guy Potter Benton|
|Succeeded by||Jorge Bocobo|
Rafael Palma y Velásquez
October 24, 1874
Tondo, Manila, Captaincy General of the Philippines
|Died||May 24, 1939 (aged 64)|
Manila, Commonwealth of the Philippines
|Political party||Nacionalista Party|
|Alma mater||Ateneo de Manila University |
University of Santo Tomas
Palma was born in Manila on 24 October 1874 to Don Hermógenes Palma, a clerk at the Intendencia Office, and Hilaria Velásquez. His younger brother was the soldier-poet José Palma–the author of the Spanish poem «Filipinas», which was, along with its subsequent translations, used in the Philippine National Anthem.
Palma died in Manila on 24 May 1939.
- The Pride of the Malay Race, the English translation by Justice Román Ozaeta of Palma's biography of Filipino national hero José Rizal.
- The Woman and the Right to Vote
- The New Mentality, 1929.
Places named after himEdit
- Barangay Rafael Palma Real Estate Property, Diffun, Quirino.
- the building presently occupied by the Department of Justice and first named as University Hall was also previously named Palma Hall. A historical marker on the life of Rafael Palma is located at its ground floor.
- Palma Hall, which houses the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy of the University of the Philippines–Diliman, was named after him.
- University of Bohol, a private school in Tagbilaran, Bohol was named the Rafael Palma College in 1946 until it was given its present name.
- Palma Bridge, University of the Philippines Los Baños
- There are many other schools in the country which are named after Rafael Palma, like Rafael Palma Elementary School, in Makati and Rafael Palma Elementary School, Zobel Roxas Street, Manila.