Frederick Ashton

1904 - 1988

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Sir Frederick William Mallandaine Ashton (17 September 1904 – 18 August 1988) was a British ballet dancer and choreographer. He also worked as a director and choreographer in opera, film and revue. Determined to be a dancer despite the opposition of his conventional middle-class family, Ashton was accepted as a pupil by Léonide Massine and then by Marie Rambert. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick Ashton has received more than 250,143 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Frederick Ashton is the 48th most popular dancer, the 15th most popular biography from Ecuador (down from 10th in 2019) and the most popular Ecuadorean Dancer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 250k

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  • 53.55

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 42

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.88

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.12

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among dancers, Frederick Ashton ranks 48 out of 116Before him are Arthur Saint-Léon, Jiří Kylián, Léonide Massine, Birju Maharaj, Lindsay Kemp, and Maria Tallchief. After him are Louise Rasmussen, Antonio Gades, Enrico Cecchetti, Kurt Jooss, Merce Cunningham, and Hilde Holger.

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Among people born in 1904, Frederick Ashton ranks 141Before him are Antonin Magne, Cecil Beaton, Chishū Ryū, Vilis Lācis, Luigi Bertolini, and James J. Gibson. After him are Goffredo Petrassi, Necip Fazıl Kısakürek, Sergei Yutkevich, Pyotr Koshevoy, Aparicio Méndez, and William L. Shirer. Among people deceased in 1988, Frederick Ashton ranks 101Before him are Andy Gibb, Paula Mollenhauer, Francis Ponge, Erich Probst, John Houseman, and Wilhelm Batz. After him are Aparicio Méndez, Tore Keller, Erich Fried, Rose Ausländer, Frank Zamboni, and Vasil Mzhavanadze.

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In Ecuador

Among people born in Ecuador, Frederick Ashton ranks 15 out of 147Before him are Alfredo Palacio (1939), José María Velasco Ibarra (1893), Gustavo Noboa (1937), Eloy Alfaro (1842), Álvaro Noboa (1950), and Guillermo Rodríguez (1924). After him are Jamil Mahuad (1949), Julio Jaramillo (1935), Jaime Roldós Aguilera (1940), León Febres Cordero (1931), Rodrigo Borja Cevallos (1935), and Oswaldo Guayasamín (1919).

Among DANCERS In Ecuador

Among dancers born in Ecuador, Frederick Ashton ranks 1