Dr. Jose P. Rizal

Dr. Jose P. Rizal

“Dr. Jose P. Rizal”

-Born on June 19, 1861 in Calamba, Laguna
-Executed on December 30, 1896 in Bagumbayan, now   the Rizal Park.
-Made a Master Mason on November 15, 1890 in Logia   Solidaridad No. 53 in Madrid, Spain.
-Affiliated with a lodge under The Grand Orient of   France on October 14, 1891.
-Made Honorary Worshipful Master of Nilad Lodge No.   144 in 1892.
-Delivered a lecture entitled “La Masoneria”
-A many-faceted genius who consecrated his God-given talents for the freedom and welfare of his people   through peaceful reforms.
-A nationalist, a physician, a poet, a novelist, a historian, a painter, a sculptor, a linguist, an educator, an   anthropologist, an ethnologist, a sportman, a traveler and a prophet.
-His famous novels, “Noli Me Tangere” and “El Filibusterismo” exposed the abuses of the authorities and   inspired the Revolution of 1896.
-His martyrdom fanned the patriotic spirit of Filipinos and solidified their sense of nationhood.
-The greatest man of the Malay race and greatest Filipino hero, “he ranks with the great men of all races of all   times.”

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