Alexander Godunov

1949 - 1995

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Alexander Borisovich Godunov (Russian: Александр Борисович Годунов; November 28, 1949 – c. May 1995) was a Russian-American ballet dancer and film actor. A member of the Bolshoi Ballet, he became the troupe's Premier danseur. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Godunov has received more than 3,053,157 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Alexander Godunov is the 33rd most popular dancer (up from 39th in 2019), the 623rd most popular biography from Russia (up from 780th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Russian Dancer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.26

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.53

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.21

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Alexander Godunovs by language

Over the past year Alexander Godunov has had the most page views in the with 456,165 views, followed by Russian (183,032), and Spanish (41,277). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (158.50%), Spanish (65.76%), and Afrikaans (60.98%)


Among dancers, Alexander Godunov ranks 33 out of 116Before him are Filippo Taglioni, La Goulue, Mary Wigman, August Bournonville, Pierre Beauchamp, and Liane de Pougy. After him are Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo, Agrippina Vaganova, Lev Ivanov, Roland Petit, Jules Perrot, and Gaétan Vestris.

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Among people born in 1949, Alexander Godunov ranks 137Before him are Slavenka Drakulić, Ken Wilber, Tom Pryce, Manuel Orantes, Shing-Tung Yau, and Michael Houghton. After him are Billy Gibbons, Robert Sternberg, Patrick Duffy, Jeremy Corbyn, Georges Leekens, and Mohammed Shahabuddin. Among people deceased in 1995, Alexander Godunov ranks 80Before him are Eileen Chang, Morarji Desai, Gabriel Urgebadze, Joseph Needham, Franciszek Gajowniczek, and Clair Cameron Patterson. After him are Sicco Mansholt, Eazy-E, Annie Fischer, Nathan Rosen, Mia Martini, and Sylvester Stadler.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexander Godunov ranks 623 out of 3,761Before him are Hans Pfitzner (1869), Aleksei N. Leontiev (1903), Alexander Grin (1880), Maria Miloslavskaya (1624), Alexander Dargomyzhsky (1813), and Konstantin Ushinsky (1823). After him are Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov (1782), Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mikhailovna of Russia (1826), Sergei Krikalev (1958), Ivan Sechenov (1829), Alexandre Benois (1870), and Yuri Temirkanov (1938).

Among DANCERS In Russia

Among dancers born in Russia, Alexander Godunov ranks 8Before him are Anna Pavlova (1881), Maya Plisetskaya (1925), Michel Fokine (1880), Tamara Karsavina (1885), Galina Ulanova (1910), and George Balanchine (1904). After him are Agrippina Vaganova (1879), Lev Ivanov (1834), Léonide Massine (1896), Vladimir Vasiliev (1940), Lydia Lopokova (1892), and Vera Karalli (1889).