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José Revueltas

died April 14th, 1976

José Revueltas Sánchez was a Mexican writer, essayist, and political activist. He was part of an important artistic family that included his siblings Silvestre (composer), Fermín (painter) and Rosaura (actress).

José Rijo

born May 13th, 1965

José Antonio Rijo Abreu is a Dominican former pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) who spent the majority of his career with the Cincinnati Reds. Signed by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1980, Rijo made his MLB debut with them in 1984, and also played in MLB for the Oakland Athletics. He pitched and batted right-handed, stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall, and weighed 200 pounds (91 kg) during his playing career.

José Rizal

died December 30th, 1896

José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda was a Filipino nationalist, writer and polymath active at the end of the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines. He is considered a national hero of the Philippines. An ophthalmologist by profession, Rizal became a writer and a key member of the Filipino Propaganda Movement, which advocated political reforms for the colony under Spain.

José Rodrigues dos Santos

born April 1st, 1964

José António Afonso Rodrigues dos Santos is a Portuguese journalist, novelist and university lecturer. He has been one of the presenters of Telejornal, the evening news program on the Portuguese public television channel RTP1, since 1991. Since the 2000s he has published several thriller and historical fiction novels, becoming a best-selling author in Portugal.

José S. Palma

born March 19th, 1950

José Serofia Palma O.P. is a Filipino prelate and a professed member of the Dominican Order who is currently serving as the Archbishop of Cebu since 15 October 2010. He had previously served as Archbishop of Palo in Leyte. He also served as president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines from 2011 to 2013.

José Sánchez del Río

died February 10th, 1928

José Luis Sánchez del Río was a Mexican Cristero who was put to death by government officials because he refused to renounce his Catholic faith. His death was seen as a largely political venture on the part of government officials in their attempt to stamp out dissent and crush religious freedom in the area. He was dubbed "Joselito."

José Sarney

born April 24th, 1930

José Sarney de Araújo Costa is a Brazilian politician, lawyer, and writer who served as 31st president of Brazil from 1985 to 1990. He briefly served as the 20th vice president of Brazil for a month between March and April 1985.

José Semedo (footballer, born 1965)

born March 5th, 1965

José Orlando Vinha Rocha Semedo is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a central midfielder.

José Streel

died February 21st, 1946

Lucien Alphonse Joseph "José" Streel was a Belgian journalist and supporter of Rexism. Streel was an important figure in the early years of the movement, when he was the main political philosopher of Rexism as an ideology. He subsequently became less of a central figure following the German occupation of Belgium during World War II due to his lukewarm attitude towards working with Nazi Germany. Nevertheless, he was executed by Belgium after the war as a collaborator.

Jose Trevino

born November 28th, 1992

Jose Ramón Trevino (born November 28, 1992) is an American professional baseball catcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Texas Rangers selected Trevino in the sixth round of the 2014 MLB draft. He made his MLB debut in 2018 with the Rangers, who traded him to the Yankees before the 2022 season. He is the first American League catcher and the first member of the New York Yankees to ever win a Platinum Glove Award.

José Valverde

born March 24th, 1978

José Rafael Valverde is a Dominican former professional baseball pitcher who played 12 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers, and New York Mets. He is nicknamed "Papa Grande."

José Vicente de Freitas

born January 22nd, 1869

José Vicente de Freitas, 2nd Baron of Freitas GCTE was a Portuguese military officer and politician.

José Wilker

died April 5th, 2014

José Wilker Almeida was a Brazilian film, stage, and television actor and director. The actor gained fame in telenovelas like Roque Santeiro (1985), but became known internationally for his role as Vadinho, the husband who returns from the dead to tempt Sônia Braga's character in the movie Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976).

José Yves Limantour

born December 26th, 1854

José Yves Limantour Marquet was a Mexican financier who served as Secretary of the Finance of Mexico from 1893 until the fall of the Porfirio Díaz regime in 1911. One of the most prominent politicians of the Porfiriato era, he was a key member of Díaz's technocratic advisors known as Los Científicos.

José Zorrilla

February 21st, 1817 - January 23rd, 1893

José Zorrilla y Moral was a Spanish poet and dramatist, who became National Laureate.

Josée Verner

born December 30th, 1959

Josée Verner, is a Canadian politician. She represented the electoral district of Louis-Saint-Laurent in the House of Commons of Canada from 2006 to 2011 as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. She also served as a minister in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper serving as Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada and Minister for La Francophonie. On May 18, 2011, it was announced that she would be appointed to the Senate of Canada following the loss of her Commons seat in the 2011 federal election. She was formally appointed on June 13, 2011.

Josef Albers

March 19th, 1888 - March 25th, 1976

Josef Albers was a German-born American artist and educator who is considered one of the most influential 20th-century art teachers in the United States. Born in 1888 in Bottrop, Westphalia, Germany, into a Roman Catholic family with a background in craftsmanship, Albers received practical training in diverse skills like engraving glass, plumbing, and wiring during his childhood. He later worked as a schoolteacher from 1908 to 1913 and received his first public commission in 1918 and moved to Munich in 1919.

Josef Breuer

born January 15th, 1842

Josef Breuer was an Austrian physician who made discoveries in neurophysiology, and whose work during the 1880s with his patient Bertha Pappenheim, known as Anna O., developed the talking cure which was used as the basis of psychoanalysis as developed by his protégé Sigmund Freud.

Josef Čapek

born March 23rd, 1887

Josef Čapek was a Czech artist who was best known as a painter, but who was also noted as a writer and a poet. He invented the word "robot", which was introduced into literature by his brother, Karel Čapek.

Josef Dostál (canoeist)

born March 3rd, 1993

Josef Dostál is a Czech sprint canoeist. He won a bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the K-4 1000 m event.

Josef Flammer

born April 21st, 1948

Josef Flammer is a Swiss ophthalmologist and long-time director of the Eye Clinic at Basel University Hospital. Flammer is a glaucoma specialist who developed a new pathogenetic concept of glaucomatous damage according to which unstable blood supply leads to oxidative stress, which in turn plays a major role in apoptosis of cells in the optic nerve and retina in glaucoma patients.

Josef Frings

born February 6th, 1887

Josef Richard Frings, was a German Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Cologne from 1942 to 1969. Considered a significant figure in Catholic resistance to Nazism, he was elevated to the cardinalate in 1946 by Pope Pius XII.

Josef Gočár

born March 13th, 1880

Josef Gočár was a Czech architect. He was one of the founders of modern architecture in Czech Republic.

Josef Hickersberger

born April 27th, 1948

Josef Hickersberger is a former professional football player and former coach of the Austria national football team and Austrian club side Rapid Wien.

Josef Hofmann

January 20th, 1876 - February 16th, 1957

Josef Casimir Hofmann was a Polish-American pianist, composer, music teacher, and inventor.

Josef Holeček (canoeist)

January 25th, 1921 - February 20th, 2005

Josef Holeček was a Czechoslovakian sprint canoeist who competed in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Competing in two Summer Olympics, he won gold medals in the C-1 1000 m event in both 1948 and 1952.

Josef Janíček

born December 26th, 1947

Josef Janíček is a Czech rock keyboardist, singer, accordion and guitar player. He was a former guitarist of The Primitives Group; from 1969 he played with The Plastic People of the Universe. He was also a member of Milan Hlavsa's band called Půlnoc. Since 1990, he is a member of The Velvet Underground Revival Band.

Josef Masopust

born February 9th, 1931

Josef Masopust was a Czech football player and coach. He played as midfielder and was a key player for Czechoslovakia, helping them reach the 1962 FIFA World Cup Final. He was capped 63 times, scoring ten goals for his national team.

Josef Mengele

March 16th, 1911 - February 7th, 1979

Josef Rudolf Mengele was a German Schutzstaffel (SS) officer and physician during World War II. Nicknamed the "Angel of Death", he performed deadly experiments on prisoners at the Auschwitz II (Birkenau) concentration camp, where he was a member of the team of doctors who selected victims to be murdered in the gas chambers, and was one of the doctors who administered the gas.

Josef Müller (entomologist)

born April 24th, 1880

Josef Müller, also known as Giuseppe Müller, was a Croatian entomologist.

Josef Mysliveček

March 9th, 1737 - February 4th, 1781

Josef Mysliveček was a Czech composer who contributed to the formation of late eighteenth-century classicism in music. Mysliveček provided his younger friend Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with significant compositional models in the genres of symphony, Italian serious opera, and violin concerto; both Wolfgang and his father Leopold Mozart considered him an intimate friend from the time of their first meetings in Bologna in 1770 until he betrayed their trust over the promise of an operatic commission for Wolfgang to be arranged with the management of the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. His closeness to the Mozart family resulted in frequent references to him in the Mozart correspondence.

Josef Peters (racing driver)

died April 24th, 2001

Josef Peters was a racing driver from Düsseldorf, Germany. He participated in one Formula One World Championship Grand Prix, on August 3, 1952. He failed to finish, scoring no championship points.
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