Saturday, September 18, 2010


1891 - Jose Rizal, Filipino propagandist, patriot and  polymath publishes in Ghent, Belgium "El  Filibusterismo" (The Subversive or Reign of Greed),  his second novel serving as a political treatise that  exposes the evils of the Spanish colonial government  and church authorities; along with the earlier novel  "Noli Me Tangere" (Touch Me Not), El Filibusterismo will anger the Spanish colonial elites and some of the  hispanized Filipinos due to their insulting symbolism,  leading to Rizal's prosecution as supposed inciter of the Philippine Revolution (to be led by an admiring revolutionary, Andres Bonifacio y de Castro) that will break out in August 1896 and, eventually, to his military trial execution in  December 1896.

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