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.