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the father, was a serious looking man of sturdy build. He was born in Biñan, Laguna on April 18, 1818.

the mother, was a vigorious and persevering woman with a benevolent heart and a likable personality.

Saturnina (1850-1913)
eldest of the Rizal children, became the wife of Manuel T. Hidalgo of tanauan, Batangas.

the second child in the family and Rizal's only brother.

Narcisa (1852-1939)
third Rizal, was married to Antonio Lopez of Morong, Rizal.

Olympia (1855-1887)
fourth Rizal child, was married to Silvestre Ubaldo. She died of childbirth in 1887.

Lucia (1857-1919)
fifth Rizal child, was the wife of Mariano Herbosa.

Maria (1859-1945)
the sixth Rizal child, became the wife of Daniel Faustino Cruz of Biñan, Laguna.

Jose Rizal (1861-1896)
became the national hero of the Philippines.

Trinidad (1868-1951)
the tenth Rizal child.

Soledad (1870-1929)
the youngest Rizal child became the wife of Pantaleon Quintero.


Women in Rizal's Life

Gertrude Beckett

Daughter of a London organist. She fell in love with Rizal.

Josephine Bracken

She loved Rizal and stood by him up to his last hour

Josephine Bracken

Leonor Rivera

Crayon sketch by Rizal

Leonor Rivera

Sweetheart of Rizal

Leonor Valenzuela

Friend of Rizal during his student days at University of Sto. Tomas

Nelly Bousted of Biarritz

whom Rizal almost married in 1891, after learning that Leonor Rivera got married

O-Sei Kiyo San

whom Rizal met during his one and a half month sojourn in Japan in the spring of 1888. She taught him Japanese

Susan Jacoby

Rizal stayed in the house of the Jacoby's in Brussels, Belgium



Sacred Heart

carved by Rizal while he was a student at the Ateneo

Triumph of Science Over Death

made of escayola. This was sent to Professor Ferdinand Blumentritt as a gift

Prometheus bound

statue made by Rizal

A clay statue of a wild boar, done by Rizal in Dapitan

Model of a head of a Dapitan girl

Josephine sleeping




Jose Maria Basa, was one of those exiled as a result of the execution of Fathers Burgos, Gomez, and Zamora. he became a resident of Hong Kong and helped Rizal in propaganda work.

Filipino Illustrados in Spain




Unversidad Central de Madrid - In this University, Rizal finished Medicine and Philosophy and letters, 1882-1885




Actual picture of Jose Rizal's execution

Rizal family picture taken after Jose's burial

Jose's tomb

Rizal sisters

Jose's death cell in Fort Santiago

Jose's death cell in Fort Santiago

House of Rizal family in Laguna


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