TIMELINE of JOSE RIZAL
1861 1869 1872 1877 1882 1887
June 19, 1861
Rizal y AlonzoRealonda, the
child of theRizal children, was born in
a haciendatown owned by the
Order. Jose’s parents were
Mercado and TeodoraAlonzo Realonda.The Rizal familybelonged to
a town aristocracy duringSpanish Philippines.
Teodora was Rizal’s
first teacher then
were hired tolook after hiseducation, the firstwas MaestroCelestino.Rizal took interest inpainting, sculpture,and poetry. His firstpoem was entitled
“SaAking Mga Kabata”
written when he waseight years old.
JOSe Rizal matriculated at
Ateneo de Municipal
where hefinished his
Bachelor of arts(equivalent to present high school)
in 1877 with a rating of
Itwas also at this time that he met hisfirst love named
His love for poetry deepen especiallyafter the release of his mother fromprison, in honor of her, he wrote
Fr. Francisco Paula deSanchez
inspired him to writepoems.
May 3, 1882
to continue his medical studies he left for Europeboarding
He settled in Madrid,
He completed hisLicensure in Medicine at
Central University of Madrid.
He alsotook part in the Propaganda Movement and started writing for it.His first article written in Spanish soil was entitled
March 1883, Jose Rizal joined Masonry intending to use this as ashield to combat friars. He had written
“Science, Virtue andLabor”
as a Mason.
November of 1885
Jose Rizal moved to
France to specialize in
ophthalmology and worked as an assistant in Dr. Louis de Weckert’s
clinic until February 1886. Music played a part in Filipino reunions,Jose was said to composed
Alin Mang Lahi.
When Jose was 11 yearsold, his brother Pacianowitnessed themartyrdom of
on February17, 1872 which Pacianorecounted to Rizal. Thisincident left a mark in
Teodora was alsoarrested on charge onattempt to poison her
Jose had his grand tour of
thenfinally decided to return to thePhilippines in
. Hepracticed medicine and came to be
known as “Doctor
Governor-General Terrero after readingthe novel sent the copy to the Facultyof
University of Sto. Tomas
and then tothe Permanent Commission of
for examination andrecommendation. He also assigned
JoseTaviel de Andrade, a Spanish lietenant
to look after Jose Rizal’s safety.
In February 1888, Jose left thePhilippines for his second sojournabroad.
Jose wasenrolled in aprivate school in