José Rizal

1861 - 1896

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José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda (Spanish: [xoˈse riˈsal]; June 19, 1861 – December 30, 1896) was a Filipino nationalist, writer and polymath during the tail end of the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines. He is considered as the national hero (pambansang bayani) of the Philippines. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of José Rizal has received more than 6,772,316 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). José Rizal is the 74th most popular social activist (down from 67th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Philippines (up from 5th in 2019) and the most popular Filipino Social Activist.

José Rizal is most famous for being a national hero of the Philippines. He was a polymath who wrote novels, poetry, essays, and was a doctor. His most famous work is his two novels, Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo.

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Among social activists, José Rizal ranks 74 out of 544Before him are Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Dominique Pire, Dragutin Dimitrijević, Gabrielle d'Estrées, Jenny von Westphalen, and Edmond James de Rothschild. After him are Antipope Clement III, Aleksandr Ulyanov, Sakamoto Ryōma, Jane Addams, Susan B. Anthony, and Thomas Cranmer.

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Among people born in 1861, José Rizal ranks 19Before him are Robert Bosch, Halford Mackinder, Georgy Lvov, Frederick Gowland Hopkins, Aristide Maillol, and H. H. Holmes. After him are Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland, Antoine Bourdelle, Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, Maximilian von Spee, Anton Arensky, and Italo Svevo. Among people deceased in 1896, José Rizal ranks 14Before him are August Kekulé, Hippolyte Fizeau, John Everett Millais, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, and H. H. Holmes. After him are John Langdon Down, Edmond de Goncourt, Richard Avenarius, Ivar Aasen, Ambroise Thomas, and Louis-Jules Trochu.

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In Philippines

Among people born in Philippines, José Rizal ranks 4 out of 96Before him are Rodrigo Duterte (1945), Corazon Aquino (1933), and Ferdinand Marcos (1917). After him are Imelda Marcos (1929), Paulino Alcántara (1896), Lapu-Lapu (1491), Emilio Aguinaldo (1869), Benigno Aquino Jr. (1932), Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (1947), Fidel Ramos (1928), and Isabel Preysler (1951).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In Philippines

Among social activists born in Philippines, José Rizal ranks 1After him are Andrés Bonifacio (1863), Melchora Aquino (1812), and Josefa Francisco (1954).