- Name: José Rizal
- Died: 12/30/1896
- Born: June 19, 1861
José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda (Spanish pronunciation:[xoˈse riˈsal]; June 19, 1861 – December 30, 1896) was a Filipino nationalist and polymath during the tail end of the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines. He is tagged as the national hero (pambansang bayani) of the Filipino people. An ophthalmologist by profession, Rizal became a writer and a key member of the Filipino Propaganda Movement, which advocated political reforms for the colony under Spain.
Alias: JosÃ© Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda
Birth Place: Calamba, Laguna, Captaincy General of the Philippines
Death Place: Bagumbayan, Manila, Captaincy General of the Philippines