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  • Birth 8 May 1895 Gelves, Provincia de Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain
  • Death 16 May 1920 Talavera de la Reina, Provincia de Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  • Burial Sevilla La Nueva, Provincia de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Plot One hundred feet in and to the left
  • Memorial ID 6020

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.

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Cementerio de San Fernando. Sevilla. Andalucía. España





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  • Added: 30 Jul 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6020
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joselito (8 May 1895–16 May 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6020, citing Seville Cemetery, Sevilla La Nueva, Provincia de Madrid, Madrid, Spain ; Maintained by Find A Grave .