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Guevara, Álvaro Ladrón de (1894–1951), artist and boxer, was born on 13 July 1894 at Cerro Alegre, Valparaíso, Chile, the tenth of the twelve children of Luis Ladrón de Guevara (1840?–1912), a prosperous woollen exporter, and his wife, Ida Juana María Reimers Bode (1857–1943)...

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Koizumi, Gunji (1885–1965), judo master and oriental art expert, was born into a Buddhist family on 8 July 1885 in Komatsuka Oaza, Takadamura (later Edosakimachi), Inashiki Gun, Ibaraki province, Japan, a village about 20 miles north of Tokyo. He was the second son of ...

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Ward, James [Jem] (1800–1884), pugilist and artist, was born near Ratcliffe Highway (now the Highway), London, the eldest son of a butcher, later a ballast-heaver, stated as being either Nathaniel or Nicholas Ward. His date of birth has been variously given as 14, 25, or 26 December 1800. From an early age he displayed talent as a boxer and he later recalled his first fight as being against ...