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Athlete
    (July 4, 1917-August 28, 1947)
    Born in Cordoba, Spain
    Birth name was Manuel Laureano Rodriguez Sanchez
    Bullfighter
    Died in the ring when he was gored by a bull he had fatally stabbed
    He earned his living killing animals for sport.
    He went by a pretentious single name.
    He retired after heavy drinking affected his timing (1946).
    He came out of retirement a year later due to jealousy of Luis Miguel Dominguin.
    He was hailed as the greatest matador of all time.
    Francisco Franco ordered three days of national mourning after his death.
    Time magazine said of the impact of his death in Spain, 'If Charlie Chaplin and Babe Ruth and General MacArthur all died at once, Americans would not feel the loss as poignantly.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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