Google paid a tribute to Filipino author and physician Jose Rizal on his 158th birthday with a doodle

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Google marked the 158th birthday of the country’s national hero Dr. Jose Rizal on Wednesday with a doodle.

An illustration of Rizal with a quill and a magnifying glass—two images that celebrated his two crafts—greet Philippine-based Google users on June 19.

The doodle done in sepia, has at its center the image of the national hero who was born in Calamba, Laguna on June 19, 1861. To Rizal’s left is a quill pen representing his work as an author and a magnifying glass on his right which represents his profession as a physician.
The doodle’s background has an excerpt of Rizal’s writings, while below his image are images of two books — that could be interpreted as his masterpieces Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not) and El filibusterismo (The Reign of Greed) — books that helped trigger the revolution against the Spanish colonial rule of his time.

In its webpage dedicated to Google doodles, Google said the art “celebrates Filipino author and physician Jose Rizal, whose passionate writings and selfless devotion inspired the Philippine nationalist movement.”

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