HomeThe Journal of Historyvol. 10 no. 1 (1962)

Rizal; The Enlightened Patriot

Gregorio F. Zaide

Discipline: History



The observance this year of the centenary of the birth of Dr. Jose Rizal, Filipino national hero, quite naturally inspires a fresh spate of reflective estates of the measure and quality of his greatness. Born in 1861 in the sleepy town of Calamba, Laguna Province south of Manila, his was a life all movement, all intellectual restlessness and artistic rebellion from early youth until his death, at the age of 35, before a Spanish execution squad on December 30, 1896.