Manuel Laureano Rodríguez Sánchez, known as Manolete, was a Spanish bullfighter.
He rose to fame after the end of the Spanish Civil War, and became known as the greatest bullfighter in history.
He popularized the use of the muleta, a red flag not to be confused with the bullfighter’s cape, which is used during the kill.
He specialized in suerte de matar, which translates to the kill.
He after being gored while killing the fifth bull of the day by the Miura bull, Islero.
George A Romero named a character after him in his film Land of the Dead.
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