José Rizal (June 19 1861 – December 30 1896)Letter to Fr. Pastells (4 April 1893)
José Protacio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda (June 19, 1861 – December 30, 1896) was a Filipino nationalist, novelist, poet, ophthalmologist, journalist, and revolutionary. He is widely considered as one of the greatest heroes of the Philippines. He was the author of Noli Me Tángere, El Filibusterismo, and a number of poems and essays. He was executed on December 30, 1896 by a squad of Filipino soldiers of the Spanish Army.
(Rizal was made a Master Mason on November 15, 1890 at Logia Solidaridad 53 in Madrid, Spain.)