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Birth: May 8, 1895
Death: May 16, 1920

Revered bullfighter.
Born José Gómez Ortega in Gelves, Spain, Joselito was a prodigy and a torero in 1908 and later toured Spain as a member of a children's bullfighting group. In October of 1912 he became the youngest man to ever receive the title of matador. It was widely known that he had a running rivalry with another famous bullfighter, Juan Belmonte from 1914 until 1920. Both of them are credited with revolutionizing bullfighting and creating the standards by which all other bullfighters are judged. Both matadors appeared in the bullring on May 16, 1920 and it was there that Joselito was gored by a bull. (bio by: r77ortiz) 

Cause of death: Wounds inflicted in the bullring
Seville Cemetery
Sevilla La Nueva
Provincia de Madrid
Madrid, Spain
Plot: One hundred feet in and to the left
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Record added: Jul 30, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 6020
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