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José Rizal
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For places, institutions and objects named after this person, see Rizal (disambiguation))_._ Born to a wealthy family, Rizal earned a Bachelor of Arts at the Ateneo Municipal de Manila. He enrolled in both the schools of Medicine and Philosophy and Letters at the University of Santo Tomas. Then he traveled to Madrid, Spain to continue studies at the Universidad Central de Madrid, earning the degree of Licentiate in Medicine. He attended the University of Paris before completing his second doctorate at the University of Heidelberg. Rizal was conversant in at least ten languages.[3][4][5][6] His most famous works were his two novels, Noli me Tangere) and El filibusterismo.[7] These social commentaries on the Philippines formed the nucleus of literature that both inspired dissent among peaceful reformists and spurred the militancy of armed revolutionaries against the Spanish regime. Rizal founded La Liga Filipina (The Philippine League), a civic organization working to reform Spanish colonial rule. Rizal proposed institutional reforms by peaceful means, but the extent of his support for outright revolution has been subject to scholarly debate.[8] Scholars agree that his political leadership and unjust execution by the government were major inspirations for the Philippine Revolution, led by Andres Bonifacio and Emilio Aguinaldo. {draw:a}

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Francisco Rizal Mercado II
José Rizal's parents, Francisco Engracio Rizal Mercado y Alejandra II (1818–1898)[9] and Teodora Morales Alonso Realonda y Quintos (1827–1911),[9] were prosperous farmers who were granted lease of a hacienda and an accompanying rice farm by the Dominicans. Rizal was the seventh child of their eleven children, namely: Saturnina (1850–1913), Paciano (1851–1930), Narcisa (1852–1939), Olympia (1855–1887), Lucia (1857–1919), Maria (1859–1945), José Protasio (1861–1896), Concepcion (1862–1865), Josefa...
José Rizal
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For places, institutions and objects named after this person, see Rizal (disambiguation).
José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda Quintos
A photo of José Rizal, national hero of the Philippines.
Date of birth: June 19, 1861
Place of birth: Calamba, Laguna, Spanish Philippines
Date of death: December 30, 1896 (aged 35)
Place of death: Bagumbayan, Manila (Luneta Park or Rizal
Park - present)
Major monuments:
Luneta Park (Rizal Park) - although there are
other such throughout the Philippines and
some at Spain
José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda Quintos[1] (June 19, 1861 – December 30,
1896, Bagumbayan), was a Filipino polymath: a poet, writer, artist, intellectual, and educator. He
was a nationalist and the pre-eminent advocate for reforms in the Philippines during the Spanish
colonial era. Rizal's 1896 court-martial and execution made him a martyr of the Philippine
Revolution. He is widely considered the most prominent Filipino and a national hero.[2][2] Since