Short autobiography of jose rizal

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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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Biography of Dr. Jose Rizal

Biography of Jose Rizal, National Hero of the Philippines

Sign in. He was a writer, known for El filibusterismo , Sisa and Noli me tangere Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! IMDb More. Edit Jose Rizal. Showing all 15 items. Major cities in the Philippinse have a street named after him.

The second son and the seventh among the eleven children of Francisco Mercado and Teodora Alonso. With his mother as his first teacher, he began his early education at home and continued in Binan, Laguna. He entered a Jesuit-run Ateneo Municipal de Manila in and obtained a bachelor's degree with highest honors in He studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas but had to stop because he felt that the Filipino students were being discriminated by their Dominican tutors. He went to Madrid at Universidad Central de Madrid and in at the age of 24, he finished his course in Philosophy and Letters with a grade of "Excellent". He also studied painting, sculpture, he learned to read and write in at least 10 languages.

He was the seventh child in a family of 11 children 2 boys and 9 girls. Both his parents were educated and belonged to distinguished families. Cruz, Manila.
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While living in Europe, Rizal wrote about the discrimination that accompanied Spain's colonial rule of his country. He returned to the Philippines in , but was exiled due to his desire for reform. Although he supported peaceful change, Rizal was convicted of sedition and executed on December 30, , at age In , he traveled to Spain to complete his medical degree. The book was banned in the Philippines, though copies were smuggled in.

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.


  1. Winteloti says:

    Jose Rizal was born on June 19, , in Calamba, Philippines. Rizal's return to the Philippines in was cut short when he was targeted.

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