10 facts about jose rizal

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10 facts about jose rizal

Jose Rizal: Life, Works, and Writings of a Genius, Writer, Scientist, and National Hero by Gregorio F. Zaide


A classic biography of the Philippines National Hero, this book revises the previous edition written for the Jose Rizal Centennial with fresh insights, new data, and new appendices. One of the best-selling books on Rizal, this volume contains new information about the condition in Rizals times, the attempt on his life in Dapitan, his prophetic views about the Philippines, and other data. in particular, it corrects the impression that Rizal had been a colonial-made hero and affirms that he was a hero for all seasons and for all people -- Filipinos, Spaniards, Americans, Germans, Austrians, Malays, Indonesians, etc. His famous diary, essays, letters, and also poems are found either in excerpt or in entirety. His famous novels and incomplete works are also discussed within.

--No other biography of Jose Rizal has been read, studied, and loved by generations of Filipinos since the 1960s as Dr. Zaides biography on the life, works, and writings of Jose Rizal. a college lecturer
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He expressed the growing national consciousness of many Filipinos who opposed Spanish colonial tyranny and aspired to attain democratic rights. He studied at the Jesuit Ateneo Municipal in Manila and won many literary honors and prizes. He obtained a bachelor of arts degree with highest honors in For a time he studied at the University of Santo Tomas, and in he left for Spain to enter the Central University of Madrid, where he completed his medical and humanistic studies. In Spain, Rizal composed his sociohistorical novel Noli me tangere , which reflected the sufferings of his countrymen under Spanish feudal despotism and their rebellion. His mother had been a victim of gross injustice at the hands of a vindictive Spanish official of the guardia civil. Because Rizal satirized the ruling friar caste and severely criticized the iniquitous social structure in the Philippines, his book was banned and its readers punished.

Forgot your password? Remember me? Perhaps you hated him in high school or college, and even bragged that you already knew everything about him. Aside from wood sculptures, Rizal also carved 40 amazing masterpieces out of plaster, terra-cotta, wax, and clay. The original copy is now preserved in the National Library of the Philippines. He did this, assuming that his corpse would be turned over to his family after the execution. But as we all know, his body was dumped by Spanish officials in an unmarked grave in Paco cemetery.

His name is indeed everywhere—from coins and schools to streets and numerous monuments. Still, few Filipinos bother to look back at his life, and the principles that made him our unofficial national hero. So how do we inspire our countrymen, especially the millennials, to know more about this oft taken-for-granted hero? And despite what you may think, little Rizal was actually being naughty. Even after being scolded, he did not pay much attention to the book, instead focusing his gaze on some moths that were flying around a coconut oil lamp.

The son of a prosperous landowner, Rizal was educated in Manila and at the University of Madrid. A brilliant medical student, he soon committed himself to the reform of Spanish rule in his home country, though he never advocated Philippine independence.
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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 had nine sisters and one brother.


  1. Drillitershi says:

    36 Amazing Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Jose Rizal Continue Reading: 11 Things From Philippine History Everyone Pictures.

  2. Giekceniner says:

    By Venus May H.

  3. Alcibiades I. says:

    While living in Europe, Rizal wrote about the discrimination that accompanied Spain's colonial rule of his country.

  4. Mollie L. says:

    We know what you're thinking. Jose Rizal again?! Well, we all know that he's our national hero, and his name is all over the place. Perhaps.

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