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Tabourot, Jehan

Born: 1519 AD
Died: 1595 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Clergymen, Scholars

1520 – Born on March 17th in Dijon, France. A theoretician and historian of the dance.

1530 – He was ordained a priest.

1574 – He became a canon at Langres, where he was encouraged to pursue his studies by the Jesuits, who considered dance to be educationally important.

1588 – Wrote Orchésographie which contains carefully detailed, step-by-step descriptions of 16th-century and earlier dance forms.

1595 – Died on July 23rd in Langres.