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Google honors Francisco Balagtas on 230th birthday

Google on Monday honored Filipino poet Francisco Balagtas on his 230th birthday.

Balagtas, also known as Francisco Baltazar, was born on April 2, 1788 in Balagtas, Bulacan. He passed away at the age of 74 on February 20, 1862.

Google displayed on its home page clickable illustrations of the Filipino poet's most popular piece, Florante and Laura.

Balagtas also authored the play Orosman at Zafira. —ALG, GMA News