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José Félix Ribas

died January 31st, 1815

José Félix Ribas was a Venezuelan independence leader and hero of the Venezuelan War of Independence.

José Ferrer

January 8th, 1912 - January 26th, 1992

José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón was a Puerto Rican actor and director of stage, film and television. He was one of the most celebrated and esteemed Hispanic American actors—or, indeed, actors of any ethnicity—during his lifetime and after, with a career spanning nearly 60 years between 1935 and 1992. He achieved prominence for his portrayal of Cyrano de Bergerac in the play of the same name, which earned him the inaugural Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play in 1947. He reprised the role in a 1950 film version and won an Academy Award for Best Actor, making him the first Hispanic actor and the first Puerto Rican-born to win an Academy Award.

José Fonte

born December 22nd, 1983

José Miguel da Rocha Fonte is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Primeira Liga club Braga and the Portugal national team.

José Gálvez Egúsquiza

died May 2nd, 1866

José Gabriel Gálvez Egúsquiza was a Peruvian lawyer, professor and liberal politician. During the presidential government of Mariano Ignacio Prado he was Secretary—i.e. Minister—of War and Navy (1865). He was killed in action during the Battle of Callao, where he died fighting the Spanish squadron, thus becoming a symbol of the independence of America.

José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia

born January 6th, 1766

José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia y Velasco was a Paraguayan lawyer and politician, and the first dictator (1814–1840) of Paraguay following its 1811 independence from the Spanish Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata. His official title was "Supreme and Perpetual Dictator of Paraguay", but he was popularly known as El Supremo.

José Gautier Benítez

born April 12th, 1851

José Martín Antonio Gautier Benítez was a Puerto Rican poet of the Romantic Era.

José Giovanni

died April 24th, 2004

José Giovanni was the pseudonym of Joseph Damiani, a French writer and film-maker of Corsican origin who became a naturalized Swiss citizen in 1986.

José Greco

born December 23rd, 1918

José Greco was an Italian-born American flamenco dancer and choreographer known for popularizing Spanish dance on the stage and screen in America mostly in the 1950s and 1960s.

José Guadalupe Posada

February 2nd, 1851 - January 20th, 1913

José Guadalupe Posada Aguilar was a Mexican political lithographer who used relief printing to produce popular illustrations. His work has influenced numerous Latin American artists and cartoonists because of its satirical acuteness and social engagement. He used skulls, calaveras, and bones to convey political and cultural critiques. Among his most enduring works is La Calavera Catrina.

José Jiménez Lozano

born May 13th, 1930

José Jiménez Lozano was a Spanish writer. In 2002 he was awarded the Miguel de Cervantes Prize.

José Joaquín de Herrera

February 23rd, 1792 - February 10th, 1854

José Joaquín Antonio de Herrera was a Mexican statesman who served as president of Mexico three times, and as a general in the Mexican Army during the Mexican–American War of 1846–1848.

José José

born February 17th, 1948

José Rómulo Sosa Ortiz, known professionally as José José, was a Mexican singer. Also known as El Príncipe de la Canción, his performance and vocal style have influenced many Latin pop artists in a career that spanned more than four decades. Due to his vocals and popularity, José José was considered by Latin audience and media as an icon of Latin pop music and one of the most emblematic Latin singers of his time.

José López Portillo

died February 17th, 2004

José Guillermo Abel López Portillo y Pacheco was a Mexican writer, lawyer and politician affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) who served as the 58th president of Mexico from 1976 to 1982. López Portillo was the only official candidate in the 1976 presidential election, being the only president in recent Mexican history to win an election unopposed.

José Luis Cuciuffo

born February 1st, 1962

José Luis Cuciuffo was an Argentine professional footballer who played as a centre back and who was part of the 1986 FIFA World Cup title-winning Argentina national team.

José Luis Garci

born January 20th, 1944

José Luis García Muñoz, known professionally as José Luis Garci, is a Spanish film director, producer, critic, TV presenter, screenwriter and author. He earned worldwide acclaim and his country's first Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award for Begin the Beguine (1982). Four of his films, including also Sesión continua (1984), Asignatura aprobada (1987) and El abuelo (1998), have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, more than any other Spanish director. His films are characterized for his classical style and the underlying sentimentality of their plots.

José Luis López Vázquez

born March 11th, 1922

José Luis López Vázquez de la Torre MML was a Spanish actor, costume designer, scenic designer and assistant director. His lead roles include the surrealist horror film La cabina. A performer with a particular flair for comedy, he cultivated an image as Spain's on-screen everyman in humorous films during the Franco era and beyond. Around the 1960s he began acting in dramatic roles and became a part of Spanish cinema for six decades, appearing in almost 250 films between 1948 and 2007.

José Luis Sampedro

born February 1st, 1917

José Luis Sampedro Sáez was a Spanish economist and writer who advocated an economy "more humane, more caring, able to help develop the dignity of peoples". Academician of the Real Academia Española since 1990, he was the recipient of the Order of Arts and Letters of Spain, the Menéndez Pelayo International Prize (2010) and the Spanish Literature National Prize (2011). He became an inspiration for the anti-austerity movement in Spain.

José Malhoa

born April 28th, 1855

José Vital Branco Malhoa, known simply as José Malhoa was a Portuguese painter.

José Manuel Barroso

born March 23rd, 1956

José Manuel Durão Barroso is a Portuguese politician and law professor. He previously served as the 115th prime minister of Portugal and from 2004–2014 as the 11th president of the European Commission.

José Manuel Castañón

born February 10th, 1920

José Manuel Castañón was a Spanish writer born in Pola de Lena, Asturias. Although he fought in Francisco Franco’s 1936 military uprising, he later distanced himself from Franco's regime and in 1957 left for a 20-year exile to Venezuela. His best-known novel Moletu-Voleva, published in Madrid in 1956, a story about lust for money.

José María Arguedas

born January 18th, 1911

José María Arguedas Altamirano was a Peruvian novelist, poet, and anthropologist. Arguedas was an author of mestizo descent who was fluent in the Quechua language. That fluency was gained by Arguedas’s living in two Quechua households from the age of 7 to 11. First, he lived in the Indigenous servant quarters of his stepmother's home, then, escaping her "perverse and cruel" son, with an Indigenous family approved by his father. Arguedas wrote novels, short stories, and poems in both Spanish and Quechua.

José María Aznar

born February 25th, 1953

José María Alfredo Aznar López is a Spanish politician who was the prime minister of Spain from 1996 to 2004. He led the People's Party (PP), the dominant centre-right political party in Spain.

José María Cano

born February 21st, 1959

José María Cano Andrés is a Spanish visual artist, musician, composer, and record producer. From 1982 to 1998, he was a member and principal composer of the Spanish pop-rock band Mecano. Since 1998, he works primarily in the visual arts.

José María Coppinger

born April 5th, 1773

José María Coppinger was a Spanish soldier who served in the infantry of the Royal Spanish Army (Ejército de Tierra) and governed East Florida (1816–1821) and several areas in Cuba including Pinar Del Río, Bayamo, the Cuatro Villas and Trinidad at various times between 1801 and 1834. He was also a member of the Royal and Military Order of Saint Ferdinand and San Hermenegildo.

José María de Pereda

February 6th, 1833 - March 1st, 1906

José María de Pereda y Sánchez Porrúa was a Spanish novelist, and a Member of the Royal Spanish Academy.

José María Figueres

born December 24th, 1954

José María Figueres Olsen is a Costa Rican businessman and politician, who served as President of Costa Rica from 1994 to 1998. He also ran for president in the 2022 presidential election but was defeated by Rodrigo Chaves.

José María Iglesias

born January 25th, 1823

José María Iglesias Inzáurraga was a Mexican lawyer, professor, journalist and liberal politician. He is known as author of the Iglesias law, an anticlerical law regulating ecclesiastical fees and aimed at preventing the impoverishment of the Mexican peasantry.

José María López

born April 26th, 1983

José María "Pechito" López is an Argentine race car driver who is currently competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship with Akkodis ASP. He raced in the 2006 GP2 Series for the Super Nova team, and previously for the DAMS team, and the CMS team in Formula 3000. He was also at Renault F1 as a test driver. He was supposed to make his Formula One debut in 2010 for US F1 Team but the team shut down before contesting a single race. On 16 December 2013 he joined the Citroën Total WTCC team for the 2014 World Touring Car Championship season. He won 10 races that year and clinched his first World Touring Car Championship. In 2015 he repeated the feat, again winning 10 races and the championship. In 2016, he again retained the title with eight wins.

José María Maguregui

died December 30th, 2013

José María Maguregui Ibarguchi was a Spanish football midfielder and coach.

José Maria Neves

born March 28th, 1960

José Maria Pereira Neves is a Cape Verdean politician who is currently the president of Cape Verde, having previously served as the Prime Minister of Cape Verde from 2001 to 2016. He is a member of the African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde (PAICV). In the 2021 presidential election, he was elected with 51.7% of votes, beating his nearest rival Carlos Veiga who got 42.4% of the total votes.

José María Olazábal

born February 5th, 1966

José María Olazábal Manterola is a Spanish professional golfer from the Basque Country who has enjoyed success on both the European Tour and the PGA Tour, and has won two major championships, both at The Masters.

Jose Maria Sison

born February 8th, 1939

Jose Maria Canlas Sison, also known as Joma, was a Filipino writer, poet, and activist who founded and led the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and added elements of Maoism to its philosophy—which would be known as National Democracy. His ideology was formed by applying Marxism–Leninism–Maoism to the history and circumstances of the Philippines.
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