Joaquin, Nick

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Joaquin, Nick Gender: M
Nicomedes Márquez Joaquín
born on 4 May 1917 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Manila, Philippines, 14n35, 121e0
Timezone AWST h8e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 12°52' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 04°43 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 19°25'

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Nick Joaquin
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Filipino writer, historian and journalist.

He is best known for his short stories and novels in the English language. He also wrote using the pen name Quijano de Manila. He is considered one of the most important Filipino writers in English, and the third most important overall, after José Rizal and Claro M. Recto.

Joaquin was conferred the rank and title of National Artist of the Philippines for Literature.

He died of cardiac arrest in the early morning of April 29, 2004, at his home in San Juan, Metro Manila.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Gémino H. Abad and Edna Zapanta-Manlapaz's book, "Man of Earth: An Anthology of Filipino Poetry and Verse from English, 1905 to the mid-'50s" (Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1989), p. 384: "Nick was born 'at about 6 a.m.' on 4 May 1917 in Paco, Manila."


  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction