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The Loves of Jose Rizal

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  • Doña Segunda Solis Katigbak (1863 - 1943)
    At a young age, Segunda Solis Katigbak was sent by her parents to Manila's best school for girls, the Colegio de la Concordia in Paco where she became an interna to the nuns. Going to Manila from Lipa ...
  • Leonor Bauson Rivera (1867 - 1893)
    Leonor Rivera was a cousin and the object of affection of the Philippine national hero, Jose Rizal. She is said to have been the inspiration for the iconic character "Maria Clara" in the novel "Noli Me...

Even after receiving admiration for his contributions to science, art and the society as a whole, the Philippine national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal continues to capture our imagination with lore of his many loves. The women Rizal was attracted to were beautiful and cultured. This sub-project aims to organize genealogical data on the ladies, who have been linked to Rizal.

  1. Segunda Katigbak (Lipa, Batangas, Philippines)
  2. Leonor Valenzuela (Pagsanjan, Rizal, Philippines)
  3. Leonor Bauson Rivera (Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines)
  4. Consuelo Perez Ortigas (Manila, Philippines)
  5. O Sei San (Japan)
  6. Gertrude Beckett (London, England)
  7. Nellie Boustead (Biarritz, France)
  8. Suzanne Jacoby (Brusels)
  9. Josephine Bracken (Ireland)

According to Ambeth Ocampo, there were 13. So who were the others?

Find similar projects at the master project page, Families of the Philippines.

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  3. Navigate to the profile. Under the "More Actions" link, choose "Add to Project" and select sub-project to which your ancestor should be included in.
  4. Include in the "About Me" section a brief biographical sketch, summarizing the person's significant contributions and accomplishments. (Required)
  5. Include a photograph, if one exists.
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