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Johann Christoph Friedrich GutsMuths

German gymnast

Died when: 79 years 285 days (957 months)
Star Sign: Leo


Johann Christoph Friedrich GutsMuths

Johann Christoph Friedrich GutsMuths, also called Guts Muth or Gutsmuths (9 August 1759 – 21 May 1839), was a teacher and educator in Germany, and is especially known for his role in the development of physical education.

He is thought of as the "grandfather of gymnastics" – the "father" being Friedrich Ludwig Jahn.GutsMuths introduced systematic physical exercise into the school curriculum, and he developed the basic principles of artistic gymnastics.

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