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CHRONOLOGY 1848, June 28 -- Rizal s parents married in Kalamba, La Laguna: Francisco Rizal-Me rcado y Alejandra (born in Biñan, April

18, 1818) and Teodora Morales Alonso-Realo nda y Quintos (born in Sta. Cruz, Manila, Nov. 14, 1827). 1861, June 19 -- Rizal born, their seventh child. 1861, June 22 -- Christened as José Protasio Rizal-Mercado y Alonso-Realonda 1870, age 9 -- In school at Biñan under Master Justiniano Aquin Cruz. 1871, age 10 -- In Kalamba public school under Master Lucas Padua. 1872, June 10, age 11 -- Examined in San Juan de Letran college, Manila, which, during the Spanish time, as part of Sto. Tomás University, controlled entrance to all higher institutions. 1872, June 26 -- Entered the Ateneo Municipal de Manila, then a public school, a s a day scholar. 1875, June 16, age 14 -- Became a boarder in theAteneo. 1876, March 23, age 15 -- Received the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, with high est honors, fromAteneo de Manila. 1877, June. -- Entered Sto. Tomás University in the Philosophy course. 1877, Nov. 29 -- Awarded diploma of honorable mention and merit by the Royal Eco nomic Society of Friends of the Country, Amigos del País, for the prize poem. 1878, June, age 16. -- Matriculated in the medical course. Won Liceo ArtisticoLiterario prize, in poetical competition for Indians and Mestizos , with the poem To the Philippine Youth . Wounded in the back for not saluting aGuardia Civil lieutenant who m he had not seen. The authorities ignored his complaint. 1880, April 23, age 19. -- Received Licco Artístico-Literario diploma of honorable mention for the allegory, The Council of the Gods , in competition open to Spaniard s, mestizos and Indians . Unjustly deprived of the first prize. 1880, Dec. 8. -- Operetta On the Banks of the Pasig produced. 1881, age 20. -- Submitted winning wax model design for commemorative medal for the Royal Economic Society of Friends of the Country centennial. 1882, May 3, age 21. -- Secretly left Manila taking a French mail steamer at Sin gapore for Marseilles and entering Spain at Port Bou by railroad. His brother, Paciano Mercado, furnished the money. 1882, June. -- Absence noted at Sto. Tomás University, which owned the Kalamba est ate. Rizal s father was compelled to prove that he had no knowledge of his son s pla n in order to hold the land on which he was the University s tenant. 1882, June 15. -- Arrived in Barcelona. 1882, October 3. -- Began studies in Madrid. 1886, --Received degree of Licentiate in Medicine with honors from Central Unive rsity of Madrid on June 19 at the age of 24. Clinical assistant to Dr. L. de Wecker, a Paris oculist. Visited Universities of Heidelberg, Leipzig, and Berlin. 1887, Feb. 21, age 26. -- Finished the novel Noli Me Tangere in Berlin. Traveled in Austria, Switzerland and Italy. 1887, July 3. -- Sailed from Marseilles. 1887, Aug. 5. -- Arrived in Manila. Traveled in nearby provinces with a Spanish lieutenant, detailed by the Governor-General, as escort. 1888, Feb. -- Sailed for Japan via Hong Kong. 1888, Feb. 28 to April 13, age 27. -- A guest at the Spanish Legation, Tokyo, an d traveling in Japan. 1888, April-May. -- Traveling in the United States. 1888, May 24. -- In London, studying in the British Museum to edit Morga s 1609 Ph ilippine History. 1889, March, age 28. -- In Paris, publishing Morga s History. Published The Philipp ines A Century Hence in La Solidaridad, a Filipino fortnightly review, first of B arcelona and later of Madrid. 1890, February to July, age 29. -- In Belgium finished El Filibusterismo which i s the sequel to Noli Me Tangere. Published The Indolence of the Filipino in La Solidaridad. 1890, August 4. -- Returned to Madrid to confer with his countrymen on the Phili

-. the prosecution arguing that he was responsible for the deeds of those who r ead his writings. and buried in a secret grave in Paco C emetery.Arranging for a Filipino agricultural colony in Briti sh North Borneo. He m ay have also concealed another copy of the same poem in one of his shoes but. During his imprisonment Rizal began to formulate in his mind his greatest poem w ho others later entitle. 1896. Shot on the Luneta. if so.Returned to Manila under Governor-General Despujol s saf e conduct pass. November. Carried letters of recommendation from Go vernor-General Blanco.On Spanish cruiser Castilla in Manila Bay. the servile Polavieja had purchased Governor-General Blanco s promotion. Practiced medicine in Hong Kong. age 30. December 27. patients coming from China coast ports for treatment. December 29 -." He con ceals the poem in an alcohol heating apparatus and gives it to his family.Rizal appears in a courtroom where the judges made no effort to check those who cry out for his death. August 1. 11 days. -.Formally condemned to death by a Spanish court martial. October 6. pleaded with the P rime Minister for Rizal s life. December 15. July 6. -. as a martyr to Liberty. -. then constantly growing worse. age 31.Charged with treason. 1896. 1898. -. but the Queen Regent could not forgive his having referred in one of his writings to the murder by. Address not made publ ic but added to the charges against him. December 20. Since his death his countrymen had never spoken his name. immediately after the American capt ure of Manila. My Last Farewell. at 7:03 a. January 27.. she is Irish. (Ri zal s enemies to secure the appointment of a governor-general subservient to them. On arri val in Manila was placed in Fort Santiago dungeon. 1896 . 1892.Roman Catholic sources al lege that Rizal marries Josephine Bracken in his Fort Santiago death cell to Jos ephine Bracken. it is lost in decomposition in his burial. 1896. -. -. Arranged a water system and had the plaza lighted. who had been president of the Spanish Republic. 1896.m.) 1897. 1896. June 26. -. but the decree and charges were ke pt secret from him. in their Grand Lodge hall in Madrid. -. January. and suicide of. 1891.) 1896. December 30.ppine situation. August 7 to September 3. age 35. Friends and countrymen in London by cable made an unsuccessful effort for a Habeas Corpus writ at Singapore. 1890. Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria. Sailed for Spain on Spanish mail steamer and just after leaving Po rt Said was confined to his cabin as a prisoner on cabled order from Manila.Filipinos who placed over it in Paco cemetery. Fees thus earned were used to beaut ify the town.Placed in Montjuich Castle dungeon on his arrival in Barcelo na and the same day re-embarked for Manila. -. but all references had been to The Dead . her relative.Left Dapitan en route to Spain as a volunteer surgeon for the Cuban yellow fever hospitals. -.President Aguinaldo. Manila.Completes and puts into writing "My Last Farewell. -.Ordered deported to Dapitan. 1891. December 3. Taught school and conducted a hospital during his exile. (Entry of his death was made in the Paco Church Register among suicides . -. (later concealed in an alcohol cooking lamp) December 12 --. age 35 years. Organized a mutual aid economic society:La Liga Filipina on July 3 . 1896. Pi y Margall. sedition and forming illegal societi es. sought his grave. 6 months. August.Left Madrid for France.Commemorated by Spanish Free-masons who dedicated a tablet to his memory.Wrote an address to insurgent Filipinos to lay down their arms because their insurrection was at that time hopeless. 1898. -. of the Philippine Revolutionary Gover . a cross inscrib ed simply December 30. the adopted daughter of a blind American who came to Dapitan from Hong Kong for treatment. 1892.

-. 1911. . 1912. proclaimed December 30th as a day of national mourning.Filipinos held Memorial services at which time American so ldiers on duty carried their arms reversed.Birth semi-centennial observed in all public schools by an act of the Philippine Legislature.Rizal s ashes transferred to the Rizal Mausoleum on the Lune ta with impressive public ceremonies. December 30. 1898.nment. -. June 19. -. December 30.

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