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About José Rizal
José Rizal was Philippine writer and resistance leader revered for the instrumental role he played in making the Philippines attain independence from Spanish colonial rule. As a writer, he used his works to expose the wrongdoings of the Spanish colonial authorities. His most popular works include El filibusterismo and Noli Me Tángere. He was executed in 1986 by the Spanish colonial government after being convicted of a number of charges, including rebellion and sedition. He was only 35. Today, he is regarded as one of the greatest national heroes of the Philippines.
His writings played an instrumental role in inspiring the Philippine Revolution (also known as the Tagalog War), which lasted from 1896 to 1898.
He was extremely intelligent and began to read and write when he was only of 5.
He reportedly married an Irish woman named Josephine Bracken on the day of his execution by firing squad.
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Famous quotes by José Rizal
He who does not love his own language is worse than an animal and smelly fish.José Rizal
It is a useless life that is not consecrated to a great ideal. It is like a stone wasted on the field without becoming a part of any edifice.José Rizal
The youth is the hope of our future.José Rizal
José Rizal's Popularity
José Rizal was a famous Filipino polymath, who was born on June 19, 1861. As a person born on this date, José Rizal is listed in our database as the 26th most popular celebrity for the day (June 19) and the 3rd most popular for the year (1861).
People born on June 19 fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins. José Rizal is the 549th most popular Gemini.
Aside from information specific to José Rizal's birthday, José Rizal is the 17th most famous Filipino.
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