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José Rizal

Birthdate: 19. June 1861
Date of death: 30. December 1896

José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda was a Filipino nationalist and polymath during the tail end of the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines. He is tagged as the national hero of the Filipino people. 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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Noli Me Tángere
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Quotes José Rizal

„Truth does not need to borrow garments from error.“

—  José Rizal

Also translated as: Truth does not need to borrow garments from falsehood.
Noli me Tangere

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„Law has no skin, reason has no nostrils.“

—  José Rizal

"The Philippines: A Century Hence"

„I go where there are no slaves, hangmen or oppressors;
Where faith does not kill; where the one who reigns is God.“

—  José Rizal

"Mi Ultimo Adios" st. 13 - poem written on the eve of his execution (29 December 1896) - translated from the Spanish by Charles Derbyshire.

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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