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6.19.2005

Jose Rizal



Dr. José Rizal
AKA José Protacio Mercado Rizal Alonso y Realonda

  • 1st Filipino physician to practice in Germany
  • Asia's first modern peaceful proponent of political reforms
  • "Father of Philippine Nationalism"
  • "Father of Modern Tagalog Orthography"
  • "Father of Philippine Children’s Literature"
  • National Hero of the Philippines

QUOTE
"While a people preserves its language, it preserves the marks of liberty."


ALIAS
"The First Filipino"
"Pride of the Malayan Race"
"The Great Malayan"
"The Messiah of the Revolution"
"The Messiah of the Redemption"
"The Universal Hero"
"Greatest Man of the Brown Race"


DATE OF BIRTH
June 19, 1861

BIRTHPLACE
Calamba, Laguna, Philippines


FATHER: Francisco Mercado
MOTHER: Teodora Alonso Realonda y Quintos


BELOVED PARTNER: Josephine Bracken


YEAR OF DEATH
December 30, 1896


USEFUL LINKS

Jose Rizal.ph
Jose Rizal: A Biographical Sketch
The Foremost Atenean
Wikipedia Article on Jose Rizal


Did you know...

  • ...that President Noynoy Aquino was the first Filipino bachelor to become President of the Republic of the Philippines?
  • ...that Astronomer Armando Lee was the first Filipino Master of Science (MS) degree holder in Astronomy in the Philippines?
  • ...that race driver Marlon Stockinger was the first Filipino-Swiss race winner in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship?
  • ...that Joy Rojas was the first Filipina to run across 3,107 miles across the United States?
  • ...that boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was the first Filipino sports billionaire?
  • ...that José Rizal was given the label 'First Filipino' by Leon Ma. Guerrero, the first Filipino Ambassador to Germany?

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