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August Bournonville

1805 - 1879

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August Bournonville (21 August 1805 – 30 November 1879) was a Danish ballet master and choreographer. He was the son of Antoine Bournonville, a dancer and choreographer trained under the French choreographer, Jean Georges Noverre, and the nephew of Julie Alix de la Fay, née Bournonville, of the Royal Swedish Ballet. Bournonville was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, where his father had settled. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of August Bournonville has received more than 96,600 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). August Bournonville is the 34th most popular dancer (down from 32nd in 2019), the 185th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 169th in 2019) and the most popular Danish Dancer.

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Among dancers, August Bournonville ranks 34 out of 76Before him are Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo, Merce Cunningham, Agrippina Vaganova, Pierre Beauchamp, Roland Petit, and Filippo Taglioni. After him are Jules Perrot, Lev Ivanov, Olga Khokhlova, Alexander Godunov, Zizi Jeanmaire, and Léonide Massine.

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Among people born in 1805, August Bournonville ranks 23Before him are Adalbert Stifter, Ewelina Hańska, Shirali Muslimov, Cochise, Thomas Graham, and 9th Dalai Lama. After him are Jonas Furrer, George Müller, Joseph Škoda, Peter Johann Nepomuk Geiger, Eugène Schneider, and Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann. Among people deceased in 1879, August Bournonville ranks 17Before him are Maria Teresa of Savoy, Charles De Coster, Sher Ali Khan, Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville, Jón Sigurðsson, and Heinrich Geißler. After him are Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, Maurycy Gottlieb, Karl Friedrich Mohr, William, Prince of Orange, August Grisebach, and Baldomero Espartero.

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Among dancers born in Denmark, August Bournonville ranks 1After him are Louise Rasmussen (1815) and Lucile Grahn (1819).