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José Rizal

Filipino writer, ophthalmologist, polyglot and nationalist

1861   -   1896

country of citizenship: Philippines
educated at: Ateneo de Manila University, University of Santo Tomas, Complutense University of Madrid
occupation: writer, linguist, ophthalmologist, artist, painter, politician, sociologist, poet

José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda, widely known as José Rizal (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse riˈsal]; June 19, 1861 – December 30, 1896), was a Filipino nationalist and polymath during the tail end of the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines. An ophthalmologist by profession, Rizal became a writer and a key member of the Filipino Propaganda Movement which advocated political reforms for the colony under Spain. He was executed by the Spanish colonial government for the crime of rebellion after the Philippine Revolution, inspired in part by his writings, broke out. Though he was not actively involved in its planning or conduct, he ultimately approved of its goals which eventually led to Philippine independence. He is widely considered one of the greatest heroes of the Philippines and has been recommended to be so honored by an officially empaneled National Heroes Committee. However, no law, executive order or proclamation has been enacted or issued officially proclaiming any Filipino historical figure as a national hero. He was the author of the novels Noli Me Tángere and El filibusterismo, and a number of poems and essays.
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works

5

Noli Me Tángere

novel by José Rizal

author: José Rizal

1887

El Filibusterismo

novel by José Rizal

author: José Rizal

1891

A la juventud filipina

book by José Rizal

author: José Rizal

1879

El Consejo de los Dioses

book by José Rizal

author: José Rizal

1880

Makamisa

book by José Rizal

author: José Rizal

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