José de Amézola

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJosé•de Amézola y Aspizúa
Used nameJosé•de Amézola
Born9 January 1874 in Izarra, Urkabustaiz, Álava (ESP)
Died1922 in Cercedilla, Madrid (ESP)
NOC Spain
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


José de Amézola was a Basque, whose family came from Etxebarri, where one can find the Palace Amézola, where the church of St. Stephen contains the family crypt. Amézola was a businessman, who worked at the Bank of Bilbao. He also dabbled in politics, serving as the secretary of the Provincial Commission of Biscay, and ran as a conservative for MP from Durango in the 1914 elections.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Basque pelota ESP José de Amézola
Two-Man Teams With Cesta, Men (Olympic) Francisco Villota 1 Gold