PresentationAlthough born in Madrid, “Cúchares” was high with Seville. At the twelve years age, it enters to the School of Tauromachie of this city, where it receives in particular the teaching of Pedro Romero.
After its alternative, a competition with “Paquiro starts”, then with “El Chiclanero”. During ten years, it is one of the favorite matadors of the public. But as from the middle of the years 1850, its success decrease appreciably, because of a serious wound to the knee.
In 1868, he undertakes a voyage to Cuba, in order to take part in it in various bullfights. But it catches the Yellow fever and dies in the cuban capital. In 1885, its remainders are transported in Spain and rest today in Seville.
“Cúchares” is regarded as one of the largest experts of the bullfighting and the bull; during all its career, never it did not receive the least blow of horn. It was the first with toréer in a usual way by holding the Muleta in the right hand, which until him was regarded only as one last recourse. It was also excellent with the sword. If he were criticized at his time, in particular for toréer usually of the right hand, today the toreo is often presented as being “the art of Cúchares”.
- Beginnings as a public: July 26th 1833.
- Beginnings in Madrid: April 27th 1840, in front of bulls of the duke of Veragua and Manuela of Dehesa, as a Banderillero of Juan León.
- Alternate: April 27th 1842 in Madrid.
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