On June 19, Google honored the 158th birthday of Philippine National Hero Jose Rizal with a symbolic doodle.
Featuring an iconic quill pen, representing his influence in the Philippine revolution through his novels, and a magnifying glass, representing his successful career as an ophthalmologist.
In addition, Google also discusses snippets about Rizal’s life.
Educated in Manila, Rizal traveled overseas to study philosophy and medicine at the University of Madrid, the University of Paris, and the University of Heidelberg. Inspired by his mother’s failing eyesight, he trained under prominent European ophthalmologists Louis de Wecker and Otto Becker and became an accomplished eye surgeon.