Maximo Inocencio

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Maximo Inocencio (b. November 18, 1833 - d. September 12, 1896) was the oldest of the Thirteen Martyrs of Cavite. Being a freemason, he was implicated in the Cavite Mutiny of 1872 and was subsequently exiled to Ceuta in Spanish Morocco or Cartagena, Spain for 10 years.


At a young age, he was an apprentice in a carpentry shop in Cavite arsenal. Where he got his skill and later became a contractor, through his hardwork he was able to open up a repair shop in San Roque, Cavite. Where he had 25 employees, they were building and repairing schools and churches and they also build boats. He was married to Narcisa Francisco with whom he had nine children.

In the 1872 mutiny he was implicated of having a participation, he was imprisoned and was exiled to Cartagena, Spain. He crossed the border to France and from Marseiles, obtained his pardon. Returned to his hometown, and continued his profitable business. But was again implicated in the 1896 revolt and was executed as one of the Thirteen Martyrs of Cavite.


  • Quirino, Carlos. Who's who in Philippine History. Manila: Tahanan Books, 1995.



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