Famous Taurus Athletes

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Wim Hof
(Dutch Extreme Athlete Known for His Ability to Withstand Low Temperatures)
Wim Hof
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Birthdate: April 20, 1959
Birthplace: Sittard, Limburg, Netherlands

Wim Hof, or The Iceman, is a Dutch extreme athlete and motivational speaker who holds a Guinness record for the fastest half-marathon completed barefoot on ice/snow. He has also devised the Wim Hof Method, which helps one gain control over one’s body through extreme cold tolerance.

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Fanny Blankers-Koen
(Dutch Track and Field Athlete)
Fanny Blankers-Koen
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Birthdate: April 26, 1918
Birthplace: Lage Vuursche, Netherlands
Died: January 25, 2004
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Jim Kelly
(American Athlete and Actor)
Jim Kelly
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Birthdate: May 5, 1946
Birthplace: Paris, Kentucky, United States
Died: June 29, 2013

Athlete and martial artist Jim Kelly won hearts with his Afro hairstyle and his roles in action film such as Enter the Dragon and Black Belt Jones. Apart from films, he also excelled in karate, winning contests such as the International Middle Weight Karate Championship. He has also played professional tennis.

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Daniil Kvyat
(Racecar driver)
Daniil Kvyat
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Birthdate: April 26, 1994
Birthplace: Ufa
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Galen Rupp
(Long-distance runner, Athletics competitor)
Galen Rupp
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Birthdate: May 8, 1986
Birthplace: Portland

While he had been a promising soccer player in school, Galen Rupp later discovered track and field and became one of the best long-distance runners of the U.S. He is a three-time Olympian and has two Olympic medals, a silver and a bronze, in his kitty.

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Katrín Davíðsdóttir
(The Second Woman to be the CrossFit Champion Twice)
Katrín Davíðsdóttir
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Birthdate: May 10, 1993
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

Retired Icelandic gymnast and track athlete Katrín Davíðsdóttir scripted history as the second woman to be a CrossFit Games champion twice. She was 18 when she began her CrossFit career. She later appeared in the 30th season of the reality game show The Amazing Race.

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Jahking Guillory
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Birthdate: May 14, 2001
Birthplace: Moreno Valley, Riverside County, California, USA

Jahking Guillory is an American rapper and actor who has been active in the entertainment industry since the mid-2010s. Beginning his career as a teenager, he played the leading role of Brandon in the film, Kicks. His role in the Netflix series On My Block also earned him much appreciation. Since then, he has appeared in many popular TV shows. 

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Louis Smith
(Retired artistic gymnast)
Louis Smith
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Birthdate: April 22, 1989
Birthplace: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England

With his 2008 Beijing Olympic bronze medal, Louis Smith became the second Black male gymnast to have won the medal. A pommel horse expert, he later won three more Olympic medals. He had ADHD as a child and later also won a choral scholarship but chose to focus on gymnastics instead.

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Jim Ryun
(American Former Republican Politician and Olympic Track and Field Athlete)
Jim Ryun
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Birthdate: April 29, 1947
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States

Jim Ryun is an American former track and field athlete who won a silver medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics. At the peak of his career, Ryun was considered one of the top middle-distance runners in the world. He later became a politician and served in the US House of Representatives. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2020.

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Merlene Ottey
(Jamaican-Slovenian Former Track and Field Sprinter)
Merlene Ottey
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Birthdate: May 10, 1960
Birthplace: Hanover Parish, Jamaica

Merlene Ottey is a Jamaican-Slovenian retired track and field sprinter. She represented Jamaica in international events for 24 years before representing Slovenia for 10 years. In 1993, she clocked 21.87 seconds to set the world indoor record for 200 metres; she has been holding that record ever since. Merlene Ottey is also known for winning several medals at Olympic Games. 

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Lloyd Eisler
(Pairs Skater)
Lloyd Eisler
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Birthdate: April 28, 1963
Birthplace: Seaforth, Ontario

Lloyd Eisler is a Canadian former pairs skater who won the Olympic bronze medal in 1992 and 1994 along with his partner Isabelle Brasseur. Eisler also won a gold medal, three silver medals, and two bronze medals at the World Championships between 1985 and 1994.

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Max Chilton
(Former racing driver who competed in Formula One, driving for Marussia F1 in 2013 and 2014)
Max Chilton
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Birthdate: April 21, 1991
Birthplace: Redhill, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

When British racing driver Max Chilton made his Formula 3 debut at 16, he became the youngest deriver to do so. He now represents the North American racing series IndyCar. While he initially wished to be a farmer, he began his racing career at age 10, racing in karts.

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Kevin Hayes
(ice hockey player)
Kevin Hayes
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Birthdate: May 8, 1992
Birthplace: Boston
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Christine Ohuruogu
(Writer, Sprinter)
Christine Ohuruogu
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Birthdate: May 17, 1984
Birthplace: London

Christine Ohuruogu is a British athlete who has won an Olympic gold medal, two World Championships, and a Commonwealth gold medal in the 400m event. She also has an Olympic silver medal and a couple of bronze medals under her belt. In 2016, she became the second British track and field athlete to win Olympic medals at three consecutive Games.

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Alistair Brownlee
(British Triathlete and Only Athlete to Hold Two Olympic Titles in the Triathlon Event)
Alistair Brownlee
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Birthdate: April 23, 1988
Birthplace: Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England

Alistair Brownlee made history by becoming the only athlete with two Olympics medals in the triathlon event. His brother, Jonathan Brownlee, too, is a star athlete. Born to a runner father and a swimmer mother, he was introduced to triathlon by Simon Hearnshaw, his uncle, who was also an avid athlete.

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Allan Wells
(Sprinter)
Allan Wells
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Birthdate: May 3, 1952
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland

Allan Wells is a Scottish former athlete who specialized in sprinting. He represented Great Britain at the 1980 Moscow Olympics where he won a gold medal and a silver medal in the 100 meters and 200 meters events, respectively. Allan Wells also won gold medals at other important tournaments, such as the IAAF World Cup, Commonwealth Games, and European Cup.

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Laura Muir
(Middle distance runner, Long-distance runner)
Laura Muir
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Birthdate: May 9, 1993
Birthplace: Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom

Scottish runner Laura Muir scripted history by becoming the first athlete to earn 2 golds at 2 consecutive events at any European Indoor Championship. Not known to many, she is also a trained vet. She also won a silver at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Surprisingly, her clean diet bars coffee.

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Ivana Spanovic
(Serbian Long Jumper & Olympic Bronze Medalist)
Ivana Spanovic
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Birthdate: May 10, 1990
Birthplace: Zrenjanin, Serbia

Olympic bronze-winning Serbian long jumper Ivana Spanovic has also been a 2-time European Champion, a 3-time European Indoor Champion, and a 2-time World Indoor Champion. She has also won 4 Diamond League titles. She is also known for her love for long nails and neon nail paint on field.

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Jonathan Edwards
(Triple jumper, TV Presenter)
Jonathan Edwards
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Birthdate: May 10, 1966
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom
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Marieke Vervoort
(Belgian Paralympic Gold Medalist Who Died by Euthanasia)
Marieke Vervoort
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Birthdate: May 10, 1979
Birthplace: Diest, Belgium
Died: October 22, 2019

Belgian Paralympic gold medalist Marieke Vervoort suffered from a complicated condition called reflex sympathetic dystrophy. Proficient in wheelchair basketball, swimming, triathlon, and wheelchair racing, the multi-talented and openly lesbian athlete stunned the world by choosing to die by euthanasia at age 40. She had also penned a couple of books.

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Veronica Campbell-Brown
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Birthdate: May 15, 1982
Birthplace: Trelawny Parish

Veronica Campbell-Brown is a Jamaican retired track and field sprinter who won eight Olympic medals, including three gold medals, during her illustrious career. Veronica Campbell-Brown also won three World Championship gold medals and two gold medals at the World Indoor Championships.   

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Trindon Holliday
(American football player, Athletic)
Trindon Holliday
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Birthdate: April 27, 1986
Birthplace: Zachary, Louisiana, United States
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Tatyana McFadden
(Paralympic athlete)
Tatyana McFadden
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Birthdate: April 21, 1989
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Betty Cuthbert
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Birthdate: April 20, 1938
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: August 6, 2017
Australian sprinter Betty Cuthbert, also known as the Golden Girl, had won three Olympic gold medals, with three of them from the 1956 Olympic Games. She started training at 8 and later became known for her signature style of running with her mouth open. She later suffered from multiple sclerosis.
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Marie-José Pérec
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Birthdate: May 9, 1968
Birthplace: Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe
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Ivet Lalova-Collio
(Bulgarian Athlete Who Specializes in 100m and 200m Sprint Event and European Champion)
Ivet Lalova-Collio
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Birthdate: May 18, 1984
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

Five-time Olympian Bulgarian athlete Ivet Lalova-Collio is a master of the 100m and 200m sprint. She has been a European Champion and has won gold medals at the European Junior and Indoor Championships. He career almost ended after colliding with a fellow athlete during a warm-up session and breaking her right femur.

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Nam Nguyen
(Former Canadian Figure Skater and 2-Time National Champion)
Nam Nguyen
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Birthdate: May 20, 1998
Birthplace: Ottawa

Two-time national champion and retired Canadian figure skater Nam Nguyen has also been a World Junior Champion in 2014. While he started his training in ice hockey at age 5, he later switched to figure skating. Post-retirement, he has been working as a power skating coach.

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Daniel Komen
(Athlete)
Daniel Komen
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Birthdate: May 17, 1976
Birthplace: Kenya
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Filip Ingebrigtsen
(Middle-distance runner)
Filip Ingebrigtsen
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Birthdate: April 20, 1993
Birthplace: Sandnes, Norway

Filip Ingebrigtsen is a middle distance runner from Norway best known for winning the gold medal in the men's 1500 meters event at the 2016 European Championships in Amsterdam. The following year, he won the bronze medal in the same event at the World Championships in London. In 2018, Ingebrigtsen won a gold medal at the European Cross Country Championships.

Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
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Birthdate: May 2, 1975
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Ruslan Karaev
(Heavyweight kickboxer)
Ruslan Karaev
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Birthdate: May 19, 1983
Birthplace: Vladikavkaz, Russia
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Hairul Azreen
(Athlete)
Hairul Azreen
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Birthdate: April 23, 1988
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hairul Azreen is a Malaysian martial artist, stuntman, and actor. An exponent of Taekwondo, Azreen is known for appearing in Malaysian action films like PASKAL: The Movie and Polis EVO 2. Also a popular TV personality, Azreen has taken part in reality series like Fear Factor Selebriti Malaysia where he won the first place along with Dazrin Kamaruddin in 2013.  

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Morgan Lake
(Athlete)
Morgan Lake
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Birthdate: May 12, 1997
Birthplace: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England
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Miruts Yifter
(Ethiopian Long-Distance Runner)
Miruts Yifter
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Birthdate: May 15, 1944
Birthplace: Adigrat, Ethiopia
Died: December 23, 2016

Miruts Yifter was an Ethiopian athlete who specialized in long-distance running. He is best remembered for winning two gold medals at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. He also won four gold medals at the IAAF World Cup. Miruts Yifter also had success at the 1973 All-Africa Games where he won a gold medal and a silver medal.

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Ralph Boston
(Athlete)
Ralph Boston
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Birthdate: May 9, 1939
Birthplace: Laurel, Mississippi, United States
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Jurgen Schult
(Discus Thrower)
Jurgen Schult
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Birthdate: May 11, 1960
Birthplace: Neuhaus, Hagenow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, East Germany
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Francine Niyonsaba
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Birthdate: May 5, 1993
Birthplace: Bweru, Burundi
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David Grace
(Snooker player who won silver medalist at the 2009 World Games)
David Grace
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Birthdate: May 5, 1985
Birthplace: Leeds, England, United Kingdom

Apart from being a professional snooker player, David Grace is also a painter. He is also known for his towering 6’5” frame. Not only has he won the 2008 European Snooker Championships but he has also made a name for himself for his portraits of snooker players, which he sells.

Agnete Kirk Thinggaard
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Birthdate: May 18, 1983
Birthplace: Unknown
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Peter Ronson
(Olympic Athlete and Actor of the Film ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’)
Peter Ronson
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Birthdate: April 22, 1934
Birthplace: Iceland
Died: January 16, 2007

Icelandic born athlete and actor Peter Ronson is known for taking part in the 110 metres hurdles event at the 1960 Summer Olympics held in Rome. He is also remembered for essaying the role of Hans Bjelke and contributing as a technical adviser in the blockbuster hit 1959 American science fiction adventure film Journey to the Center of the Earth.

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Percy Williams
(Canadian Athlete and Winner of the 100 and 200 Metres Races at the 1928 Summer Olympics)
Percy Williams
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Birthdate: May 19, 1908
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Died: November 29, 1982

Percy Williams was a Canadian athlete best remembered for winning two gold medals at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam. He also won a gold medal at the 1930 British Empire Games in Hamilton. Percy Williams is widely regarded as the greatest Canadian Olympic athlete of all time. 

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Tamara Press
(Soviet Athlete & Olympian)
Tamara Press
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Birthdate: May 10, 1937
Birthplace: Kharkiv, Ukraine
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Gerd Kanter
(Athlete)
Gerd Kanter
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Birthdate: May 6, 1979
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia
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Loic Bruni
(Mountain Biker)
Loic Bruni
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Birthdate: May 13, 1994
Birthplace: Nice, France
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Femi Ogunode
(Sprinter)
Femi Ogunode
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Birthdate: May 15, 1991
Birthplace: Ondo City, Nigeria
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Ditaji Kambundji
(Athletic who competed in the women's 100 metres hurdles event at the 2020 Summer Olympics)
Ditaji Kambundji
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Birthdate: May 20, 2002
Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland
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Gregor Edmunds
(Strongman)
Gregor Edmunds
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Birthdate: April 25, 1977
Birthplace: Ninewells Dundee Scotland

The son of a strength sports specialist, Scottish strongman Gregor Edmunds is a World Highland Games champion and world record holder. Known for his huge 6’4.5” frame, he was named Scotland’s Strongest Man and was also a runner-up at the Britain’s Strongest Man contest. He now heads a highland games consultancy.

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Dilshod Nazarov
(Hammer thrower winner of gold medal in Rio de Janeiro)
Dilshod Nazarov
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Birthdate: May 6, 1982
Birthplace: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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Krishna Poonia
(Athletics competitor, Politician)
Krishna Poonia
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Birthdate: May 5, 1982
Birthplace: Agroha, Haryana, India

Padma Shri- and Arjuna Award-winning discus thrower Krishna Poonia created history when she became the first Indian discus thrower to qualify for the Olympic finals. Apart from a Commonwealth gold, she also has two Asian Games bronze medals in her kitty. She is now a Congress Party MLA.

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Josy Barthel
(Athlete)
Josy Barthel
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Birthdate: April 24, 1927
Birthplace: Mamer, Luxembourg
Died: July 7, 1992