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Artemio Ricarte was a native of Batac, Ilocos Norte. He was a teacher and a revolutionary general. He was the son of Faustino Ricarte and Bonifacia Garcia. His finished his early education at his hometown. He later studied at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran where he earned a degree on arts. He also studied at the University of Santo Tomas and Normal School to prepare for a teaching profession. After earning a diploma, he taught at San Francisco de Malabon now known as General Trias, Cavite.