Ten fun facts about José Rizal


Fact 1
He is widely considered the greatest national hero of the Philippines.

Fact 2
He was the author of Noli Me Tángere, El Filibusterismo, and a number of poems and essays.

Fact 3
He was executed on December 30, 1896 by a squad of Filipino soldiers of the Spanish Army.


Fact 4
José Rizal had Chinese, Spanish, and Japanese ancestors.

Fact 5
In Berlin he was inducted as a member of the Berlin Ethnological Society and the Berlin Anthropological Society under the patronage of the famous pathologist Rudolf Virchow.

Fact 6
Rizal was a polymath, skilled in both science and the arts.

Fact 7
He painted, sketched, and made sculptures and woodcarving.

Fact 8
He was a prolific poet, essayist, and novelist.

Fact 9
Rizal was also a polyglot, conversant in twenty-two languages.

Fact 10
He was also a Freemason, joining Acacia Lodge No. 9 during his time in Spain and becoming a Master.


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was a Filipino nationalist, novelist, poet, ophthalmologist, journalist, and revolutionary