Jules Leotard

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Birthday
1, 1838
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Aug 17, 1870 (32)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
1, 1838
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Aug 17, 1870 (32)

About

Acrobat and trapeze art pioneer remembered for his association with the Cirque Napoleon.

Before Fame

He left a promising career in law to join the circus.

Trivia

The leotard, a common clothing item for dancers and acrobats, was named after him.

Family Life

His father taught gymnastics in Toulouse, France.

Associated With

Carol Reed's Trapeze was partially filmed on location at the Cirque Napoleon, where Leotard had once performed.