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José Sánchez del Río

1913 - 1928

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José Luis Sánchez del Río (March 28, 1913 – February 10, 1928) 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." He was declared to be venerable on June 22, 2004, by Pope John Paul II and was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI – through the Cardinal-Prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of Saints – on November 20, 2005, in Mexico. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of José Sánchez del Río has received more than 653,635 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. José Sánchez del Río is the 414th most popular soccer player, the 78th most popular biography from Mexico and the 2nd most popular Mexican Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, José Sánchez del Río ranks 414 out of 16,880Before him are Kim Sung-gan, Yanosuke Watanabe, Youri Djorkaeff, Ken Noritake, Guti, and John Charles. After him are Junji Kawano, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas N'Kono, Zvonimir Boban, Gianpiero Combi, and Máté Fenyvesi.

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Among people born in 1913, José Sánchez del Río ranks 90Before him are Israel Gelfand, Marika Rökk, Amrita Sher-Gil, Johannes Steinhoff, Haxhi Lleshi, and Bill Shankly. After him are Alexander Marinesko, Victor Mature, Franck Pourcel, Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, Willi Hennig, and Álvaro Cunhal. Among people deceased in 1928, José Sánchez del Río ranks 36Before him are Lala Lajpat Rai, Mauritz Stiller, Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, Jan Toorop, Pavel Axelrod, and Narayana Guru. After him are Abdul Rahman bin Faisal Al Saud, Hideyo Noguchi, Bernhard III, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, Léon Duguit, Antonio Abetti, and Adolphe Appia.

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Among people born in Mexico, José Sánchez del Río ranks 78 out of 585Before him are Itzcoatl (1380), Antonio Carbajal (1929), Pedro Lascuráin (1856), Ricardo Montalbán (1920), Ernesto Zedillo (1951), and Katy Jurado (1924). After him are Enrique Peña Nieto (1966), Felipe Calderón (1962), Gustavo Díaz Ordaz (1911), Verónica Castro (1952), Thalía (1971), and Javier Aguirre (1958).


Among soccer players born in Mexico, José Sánchez del Río ranks 2Before him are Antonio Carbajal (1929). After him are Jorge Campos (1966), Guillermo Ochoa (1985), Rafael Márquez (1979), Javier Hernández (1988), Tomás Balcázar (1931), Luis Hernández (1968), Juan Carreño (1909), Manuel Rosas (1912), Cuauhtémoc Blanco (1973), and Francisco Garza Gutiérrez (1904).