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14th Sep 2007, 21:20
Hes the Man

At the age of 3, he learned the alphabet from his
mother; at 5, while learning to read and write, he
already showed inclinations to be an artist. He
astounded his family by his pencil drawings and
sketches and by his moldings of clay. At the age 8, he
wrote a poem, the theme of which revolves on the love
of ones language. At the age of 16, he obtained his
Bachelor of Arts degree with an average of

He went to Spain where he continued his studies. At
the age of 23, he was conferred the degree of
Licentiate in Medicine and at the age of 24, he
finished his course in Philosophy and Letters with a
grade of "excellent."

Having traveled extensively in Europe, America and
Asia, he mastered 22 languages. These include Arabic,
Catalan, Chinese, English, French, German, Greek,
Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Malayan, Portuguese,
Russian, Sanskrit, Spanish, and other native dialects.

A versatile genius, he was an architect, artists,
businessman, cartoonist, educator, economist,
ethnologist, scientific farmer, historian, inventor,
journalist, linguist, musician, mythologist,
nationalist, naturalist, novelist, opthalmic surgeon,
poet, propagandist, psychologist, scientist, sculptor,
sociologist, and theologian.

His intelligence and humility gained for him the
respect and admiration of prominent men of other
nations; while his undaunted courage and determination
to uplift the welfare of his people were feared by his

He was convicted of rebellion, sedition and of forming
illegal association. A man whose 35 years of life
had been packed with varied activities which proved
that everyone has capacity to equal if not excel even
those who treat him as a slave. His name Jose Rizal.

11th Jun 2008, 10:28
i knew it..pambansang bayani natin!! :D