He had nine sisters and one brother. His parents were leaseholders of a hacienda and an accompanying rice farm by the Dominicans. Like many families in the Philippines, the Rizals were of mixed origin. He finally decided to stay in the islands as a farmer.
Rizal was prepared to lead a spartan life since he had a limited allowance of 50 pesos a month further reduced to 35 pesos when the Rizal farm was affected by bad harvests. There was also a constant increase in rent being imposed by the Dominicans from whom the Rizal family rented the farm.
In this Madrid house, Rizal lived with Vicente Gonzalez, an old friend from his Ateneo de Manila days and a guy whom he fondly called Marques de Pagong.
He could therefore save on transportation costs.
There was a piano and four big mirrors that created lasting impressions on Rizal. Situated in the old part of Madrid close to the Plaza Sta. He lived here with Eduardo de Lete and Ceferino de Leon. By their agreement, they did not allow gambling juego de azar in their quarters.
In a letter to this family dated October 10,Rizal mentioned having boarded here from autumn to Augustapparently on a temporary basis since the following entries would indicate that he had other places of residence in Madrid.
It sponsored regular bailes to raise funds for the association. It published a magazine financed by Juan Atayde, a Philippine-born Spaniard. The latter wrote El Progreso de Filipinas which said that a plan for agriculture, commerce and industry could usher in improvements and progress in the Philippines.
The association did not last long, as Rizal wrote to his family on January 29,that it disbanded upon his suggestion apparently due to lack of sufficient interests of the members. The residence had another attraction for Rizal aside from being the venue of political discussions. However, Consuelo was torn between Rizal and de Lete.
Rizal even gave Consuelo poems, musical pieces from Paris and guimaras, a kind of textile from the Philippines. Starting September 6 of that year, he was paying a daily rent of four pesetas a day. He said that this amount excluded the cost of kerosene which he had to buy himself so he could read and study at night.
But perhaps the conditions were not that ideal for him as later, he had to board in another place with a Filipino student.
He joined Esteban Villanueva who came to Madrid to study law but later became an established painter. It seems that painting and the arts as disciplines, had such an attraction to Filipinos since a number of them pursued these as careers — Luna, Hidalgo, Melecio Figueroa, an engraver and Villanueva.
Rizal at that point was in dire financial difficulties. At one time, Rizal did not have any meal at all for one whole day. He wrote these in codes in his diary which were later decoded by Miguel Unamuno, his Spanish friend, upon the request of Wenceslao Retana.
In a letter to his family, on August 29,Rizal informed them of living here with classmates Ceferino de Leon and Julio Llorente. It was here where he wrote to his family why sugar prices had fallen — Cuba and Puerto Rico, as well as the colonies of Great Britain, had replaced the Philippines as the new sources of U.
Calle Cedaceros 11, piso principal This was perhaps his last residence in Madrid as he himself mentioned in an undated letter to his family. He spent 15 days here — from October 1 to 15, — sharing the place with Ceferino de Leon and Eduardo de Lete.
He told his parents that he would be moving to Paris and Berlin to study ophthalmology under the best professors at that time. On the matter of his return to the Philippines, his brother Paciano advised him to stay in Hong Kong instead since this would not be very far from home.
The reputation of Rizal as an anti-friar intellectual had become public because of his speech at the Hotel Ingles at the banquet to honor Juan Luna and Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo.
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