1700 - Born in Ronda, Malaga, Spain. Spanish matador who reputedly invented the bullfighter's muleta, a red cape used in conjunction with the sword.
- Romero is the earliest of the famous matadors.
1726 - Romero, whose career in the bullring spanned 30 years, is said to have used the muleta.
- He is also said to be the first torero to kill a bull face to face.
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