Born: 1830 AD
Died: 1870 AD, at 40 years of age.
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.
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