1882, May 3, age 21. -- Secretly left Manila taking a French mail steamer at Singapore for Marseilles and entering Spain at Port Bou by railroad. His brother, Paciano Mercado, furnished the money. 1882, June. -- Absence noted at Sto. Tomás University, which owned the Kalamba estate. Rizal’s father was compelled to prove that he had no knowledge of his son’s plan in order to hold the land on which he was the University’s tenant. 1882, June 15. -- Arrived in Barcelona.
1882, October 3. -- Began studies in Madrid.
1886, --Received degree of Licentiate in Medicine with honors from Central University of Madrid on June 19 at the age of 24. Clinical assistant to Dr. L. de Wecker, a Paris oculist. Visited Universities of Heidelberg, Leipzig, and Berlin. 1887, Feb. 21, age 26. -- Finished the novel Noli Me Tangere in Berlin. Traveled in Austria, Switzerland and Italy. 1887, July 3. -- Sailed from Marseilles.
1887, Aug. 5. -- Arrived in Manila. Traveled in nearby provinces with a Spanish lieutenant, detailed by the Governor-General, as escort. 1888, Feb. -- Sailed for Japan via Hong Kong.
1888, Feb. 28 to April 13, age 27. -- A guest at the Spanish Legation, Tokyo, and traveling in Japan. 1888, April-May. -- Traveling in the United States.
1888, May 24. -- In London, studying in the British Museum to edit Morga’s 1609 Philippine History. 1889, March, age 28. -- In Paris, publishing Morga’s History. Published “The Philippines A Century Hence” in La Solidaridad, a Filipino fortnightly review, first of Barcelona and later of Madrid. 1890, February to July, age 29. -- In Belgium finished El Filibusterismo which is the sequel to Noli Me Tangere. Published “The Indolence of the Filipino” in La Solidaridad. 1890, August 4. -- Returned to Madrid to confer with his countrymen on the Philippine situation, then constantly growing worse. 1891, January 27. -- Left Madrid for France.
1891, November, age 30. -- Arranging for...
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