The novelist Jose Rizal died at the age of 35. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
An executed revolutionary, journalist, fiction author, and poet, he was posthumously heralded as a national Filipino hero. He is best remembered for such novels as Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo.
He had influential Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish ancestors. He was born into a wealthy family as the seventh of eleven children. He was married to Josephine Bracken.
My mother is not a woman of ordinary culture. She knows literature and speaks Spanish better than I do. She even corrected my poems and gave me advice when I was studying rhetoric.
It is a useless life that is not consecrated to a great ideal. It is like a stone wasted on the field without becoming a part of any edifice.
Orientals, and the Malays in particular, are a sensitive people: delicacy of sentiment is predominant with them.
The government that governs from afar absolutely requires that the truth and the facts reach its knowledge by every possible channel, so that it may weigh and estimate them better, and this need increases when a country like the Philippines is concerned, where the inhabitants speak and complain in a language unknown to the authorities.
If the Philippines must remain under the control of Spain, they will necessarily have to be transformed in a political sense, for the course of their history and the needs of their inhabitants so require.