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Leotard, Jules

Born: 1830 AD
Died: 1870 AD
Nationality: French
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1839 – He was born in Toulouse, France.

1859 – On the 12th of November made his first public appearance as a trapeze artist, becoming the first to turn a somersault in mid-air and the first to jump from one trapeze to the next.

1861 – In May, he made his Music hall début at the Alhambra Theatre, Leicester Square, London with his flying trapeze act.

1886 – It is now known as a leotard: the first recorded use of this term in English.

1870 – Jules Léotard died in Spain, aged 28, of smallpox or cholera.