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Isadora Duncan

1877 - 1927

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Angela Isadora Duncan (May 26, 1877 or May 27, 1878 – September 14, 1927) was an American dancer and choreographer, who was a pioneer of modern contemporary dance, who performed to great acclaim throughout Europe and the US. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isadora Duncan has received more than 3,118,077 page views. Her biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Isadora Duncan is the 2nd most popular dancer, the 125th most popular biography from United States (down from 109th in 2019) and the most popular American Dancer.

Isadora Duncan is most famous for being the mother of modern dance. She was born in San Francisco, California, and moved to Paris with her family when she was six years old. Duncan was a pioneer of modern dance, and she was the first dancer to perform without the use of ballet shoes.

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Among dancers, Isadora Duncan ranks 2 out of 76Before her are Mata Hari. After her are Josephine Baker, Rudolf Nureyev, Anna Pavlova, Vaslav Nijinsky, Pina Bausch, Marius Petipa, Bobby Farrell, Margot Fonteyn, Maurice Béjart, and Maya Plisetskaya.

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Among people born in 1877, Isadora Duncan ranks 2Before her is Hermann Hesse. After her are Hjalmar Schacht, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Wilhelm Frick, Frederick Soddy, Francis William Aston, Joan Gamper, Charles Glover Barkla, Muhammad Iqbal, Louis Renault, and Edgar Cayce. Among people deceased in 1927, Isadora Duncan ranks 2Before her is Svante Arrhenius. After her are Willem Einthoven, Ferdinand I of Romania, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Juan Gris, Carlota of Mexico, Albrecht Kossel, Gaston Leroux, Houston Stewart Chamberlain, Andranik, and Hugo Ball.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Isadora Duncan ranks 125 out of 18,182Before her are Vince McMahon (1945), James Watson (1928), Ray Charles (1930), Sitting Bull (1831), Brad Pitt (1963), and Phineas Gage (1823). After her are Grace Hopper (1906), Linus Pauling (1901), Clark Gable (1901), Dr. Seuss (1904), Sharon Tate (1943), and William Faulkner (1897).

Among DANCERS In United States

Among dancers born in United States, Isadora Duncan ranks 1After her are Josephine Baker (1906), Martha Graham (1894), Merce Cunningham (1919), William Forsythe (1949), Alvin Ailey (1931), Maria Tallchief (1925), Adam Darius (1930), Katherine Dunham (1909), Frankie Manning (1914), Twyla Tharp (1941), and Agnes de Mille (1905).