Manuel Rodríguez Sánchez, better known as Manolete, was a famous Spanish bullfighter, perhaps the greatest bullfighter of all time. His death on the horns of the bull Islero nearly 60 years ago this week left Spain in shock.
He was revered for his bravery and elegance, his slender, nearly anorectic looks and his having designed the supple shoe still worn by bullfighters today. Many still emulate his style with the cape. He was fatally gored on August 28, 1947 having announced his intention to retire.
Posted on the last day of August, 2005.