Friday, January 5, 2007

Jose Rizal


"Father of Philippine Nationalism"
"Father of Modern Tagalog Orthography"
"Father of Philippine Children's Literature"



Dr. José Rizal
AKA José Protacio Mercado Rizal Alonso y Realonda

  • 1st Filipino physician to practice in Germany
  • Asia's first modern peaceful proponent of political reforms
  • National Hero of the Philippines

QUOTE
"While a people preserves its language, it preserves the marks of liberty."


ALIAS
"The First Filipino"
"Pride of the Malayan Race"
"The Great Malayan"
"The Messiah of the Revolution"
"The Messiah of the Redemption"
"The Universal Hero"
"Greatest Man of the Brown Race"


DATE OF BIRTH
June 19, 1861

BIRTHPLACE
Calamba, Laguna, Philippines


FATHER: Francisco Mercado
MOTHER: Teodora Alonso Realonda y Quintos


BELOVED PARTNER: Josephine Bracken


YEAR OF DEATH
December 30, 1896


USEFUL LINKS

Jose Rizal.ph
Jose Rizal: A Biographical Sketch
The Foremost Atenean
Wikipedia Article on Jose Rizal