Thursday, July 13, 2017

12 Trivia Facts About Anacleto Del Rosario

  1. Anacleto del Rosario was born on 13 July 1860 at Santa Cruz, Manila.
  2. He died on 2 May 1895 at the age of 34 years old due to Tuberculosis.
  3. His father was Eugenio del Rosario and his mother was Casimira Sales.
  4. His spouse was Valeriana Valdexco to whom he had a son, Jose Luis Rossessed
  5. He obtained his pharmacy degree from the University of Santo Tomas in 1882.
  6. He was regarded as the "Father of Philippine Science and Laboratory"
  7. He was a leading pharmacist and chemist during the Spanish period. 
  8. He founded the Botica San Fernando in Binondo and the College of Pharmacists. 
  9. On 6 August 1881, he was appointed by the government to the Commission with the task of studying mineral waters of the Philippines.
  10. On 10 March 1885, he was named Municipal Pharmacist for the North District of Binondo.
  11. He invented the formula for producing a pure kind of alcohol from tuba in a nipa palm which won for him the first prize during the World Fair in Paris, France in 1881. 
  12. Del Rosario extracted castor oil from the palma christi, literally the "palm of Christ" (castor bean) which is a native plant in the Philippines.

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