Travels of Rizal

Updated: 5/19/2020
Travels of Rizal

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  • I am José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda was born in Calamba, Laguna. In 1877, at Ateneo Municipal de Manila, I graduated at the age of 16 with the highest honors. In 1878, I enrolled at University of Santo Tomas as a medical student then later quit at school, alleging discrimination against Filipino students by the Dominican professors.
  • Calamba, Laguna
  • In May 1882, I enrolled at the Universidad Central de Madrid, Spain. In June 1884, I received my medical degree at the age of 23; the following year, I graduated from the Philosophy and Letters department. Inspired by my mother's advancing blindness, I went to the University of Paris and then to the University of Heidelberg for further study in ophthalmology and finished my second doctorate at Heidelberg in 1887.
  • Madrid, Spain
  • It was from him that I learned various types of surgery, including the cataract-surgery technique I used to treat my mother.
  • Paris, France
  • I am Dr. Louis de Wecker (1832–1906), one of the foremost ophthalmologists of the 19th century.
  • I am Norfenfals, one of the greatest novelist in Europe and I admired Rizal. 
  • Vienna, Austria
  • I accepted Rizal’s invitation to join him on a tour of Europe, particularly Germany, Austria, Hungary, and Switzerland, from May to June 1887. Also, I funded the cost of the publication of the novel.
  • I live a life in gratitude and I am grateful. 
  • I left the Philippines because of an issue regarding my novel. Upon visiting Juan Perez Caballero, I met my girlfriend Seiko Usui.
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Seiko Usui, also known as O Sei San, was a Japanese samurai's daughter.
  • Manila, Philippines