Josephine MacBride Bracken, the daughter of James Bracken and Elizabeth Jane MacBride, was brought into life on August 9, 1876 in Hong Kong at Victoria Barracks. She is the petite Irish woman who truthfully loved and at the same time fascinated the Philippine national hero. She became known in history as Jose Rizal’s common-law wife.
Listed below are 15 interesting facts about Josephine Bracken:
1. Josephine was adopted by a German-American machinist from New York, George Leopold Taufer, from whom her other name “Leopoldine” was taken.