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Friedrich Ludwig Jahn invented Gymnastics.
Friedrich Ludwig Jahn
The Ancient Greeks invented gymnastics. :)
they are the people who put the sport of gymnastics in schools.
Friedrich Ludwig Jahn is often called the Father of Gymnastics. Click on the 'Friedrich Ludwig Jahn' link on this page to read a story of his life.
Gymnastics in its present form can be traced to Sweden. The history of gymnastics shows that Germany and Czechoslovakia developed gymnastics apparatus around the 1800s. Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, a German educator was known as the Father of gymnastics. He used pieces of stationery apparatus to inculcate and develop self-discipline and strength of body. The Swedish method on the other hand, developed by Pehr Henrik Ling, is rhythmic gymnastics, concentrated on rhythm and coordination with the use of hoops, clubs and small balls.
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The first gymnasts were Johann Friedrich Gutsmuth, Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, Franz Nachtegall, and Per Henrik Ling. These people also invented gymnastics.
Friedrich Ludwig - musicologist - was born in 1872.
Friedrich Ludwig Abresch died in 1782.
Friedrich Ludwig - painter - was born in 1895.