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Juan Belmonte
Birth: Apr. 14, 1892
Death: Apr. 8, 1962

Juan Belmonte was a Spanish matador who is considered to be the greatest of all time. He was said to have remarkable physical prowess and an innovative style that put him just inches away from the bull. His chief rival was another matador by the name of Joselito (Josť Gomez Ortega). That rivalry ended when Joselito was fatally gored by a bull in 1920. Juan retired twice during his career, first in 1922 then again in 1934. His real retirement came in 1936 at the age of 44. By this time he had been gored and slashed numerous times. Juan became a successful bull breeder in his later years. (bio by: r77ortiz) 

Cause of death: Suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head
Seville Cemetery
Sevilla La Nueva
Provincia de Madrid
Madrid, Spain
Plot: About three hundred feet past the main entrance on the left
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jul 30, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 6012
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- R I P
 Added: Apr. 8, 2014
May God grant you peace.
- marie williams
 Added: Apr. 8, 2014
I'm sorry you could not find a reason to stay with us, Juan. Rest in Peace. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Dec. 14, 2013
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