The bullfighters from navarra, beyond the running of the bulls: bandit Esquiroz to Julian Marin


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Navarre is in bullfighting so much more than the running of the bulls in Pamplona, spain. From the end of the FOURTEENTH century are dated fiestas de toros in the capital, and one of the origins of the toro bravo is located precisely on the banks of the Ebro: the horn-flanked that were bred in the area of Aragón, Navarra and La Rioja, where they come from thousands of popular festivities that are celebrated each year in these three communities.

The first right-handed navarre is dated precisely in the remoteness of the FOURTEENTH century . The first, a matatoros called Esquiroz , famous for his bad deeds as a bandit, and the end of the century, the estellés John Santander , recognized by their temeridades. But when they begin to arise famous lads who stood out for his skills against the bulls, it was already in the SEVENTEENTH century. Of José de Bordeaux , of Sangüesa, the tudela Francisco of Miracles, famous for the area in around 1650, and of Tudela also Juan de Arana.

But, without doubt, navarre who passed into history, tucked in the EIGHTEENTH century, were the Bachelor of Falces and Juanito Apiñani . The two immortalized by Francisco Goya in a series of engravings from his universal Bullfighting. Also in those years highlighted José Legurregui “The Idea” , that toreó at the inauguration of the plaza de toros, the Puerta de Alcalá of Madrid in 1749.

With the bullfighting regulated, there are few toreros born in the lands of navarre which reached the alternative. Another thing, which they managed to occupy prominent positions in the ranks of matadors. The first doctorate was the Saturio Thoron the san fermin festival of 1931 in the hands of Marcial Lalanda ; confirmed in Madrid, but as things weren’t going well resigned to the alternative before her tragic end in the Civil War.

Julian Marin has been the right-hander’s most prominent and popular that it has given Navarre. Born in Tudela, took the alternative on 7 July 1943 with a lineup of luxury: Pepe Welcome and Manolete . Toreó until the mid-fifties and always showed a courage and a pride to the entire test. He gave the alternative in Pamplona to his brother Isidro at the fair in 1951, but the smaller of the Marin had the least mark among the fans.

As an anecdote could be considered as the alternative of Javier Sarasa and Lalo Moreno . The first, a fan of practical, not wanted to renounce to be a matador de toros for a day. It was in April of 1973 in Pamplona; and alternative and farewell also of Moreno, who was cut the pigtail the same evening of the doctorate in the square of Tafalla in 1987. Born in Pamplona and alternativado in Aranjuez in 1960, Victoriano de la Serna Ernst .

Then came Sergio Sanchez , in Pamplona, spain in 1990; Paquiro, bullfighter of unfortunate end, the day of San Fermin, 1992; Edu Grace , in Tafalla in 1997, and Francisco Framework , in Santander, in 1999. After, Paul Simon’s “Boy” and Javier Antón . And so on until Javier Igea , who graduated in Victoria in 2017.

But has been riding in where navarro has been the maximum figure. From Estella rose to fame in the Pablo Hermoso de Mendoza , a rejoneador who has written countless pages of gold in the history of bullfighting, with an alternative taken in Tafalla in 1989. Your child William searches for the relay after completion of his phd in Seville last season.