Jean-Georges Noverre

1727 - 1810

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Jean-Georges Noverre (29 April 1727 – 19 October 1810) was a French dancer and ballet master, and is generally considered the creator of ballet d'action, a precursor of the narrative ballets of the 19th century. His birthday is now observed as International Dance Day. His first professional appearances occurred as a youth in Paris at the Opéra-Comique, at Fontainebleau, in Berlin before Frederick II and his brother Prince Henry of Prussia, in Dresden and Strasburg. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Georges Noverre has received more than 130,221 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Jean-Georges Noverre is the 15th most popular dancer (up from 16th in 2019), the 891st most popular biography from France (down from 819th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular French Dancer.

Jean-Georges Noverre was a French dancer and choreographer who is most famous for his work in the 18th century. He is known for his love of classical ballet and his innovations in dance.

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Over the past year Jean-Georges Noverre has had the most page views in the with 12,028 views, followed by Spanish (8,808), and Russian (7,526). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Azerbaijani (70.07%), Alemannic (50.15%), and Egyptian Arabic (46.79%)


Among dancers, Jean-Georges Noverre ranks 15 out of 116Before him are Marius Petipa, Marie Taglioni, Maurice Béjart, Margot Fonteyn, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Maya Plisetskaya. After him are Martha Graham, Michel Fokine, Tamara Karsavina, Galina Ulanova, George Balanchine, and Serge Lifar.

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Among people born in 1727, Jean-Georges Noverre ranks 6Before him are Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Louise Élisabeth of France, Thomas Gainsborough, Henriette of France, and Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bavaria. After him are Empress Xiaoyichun, Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Michel Adanson, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Luis of Spain, Count of Chinchón, and Florimond Claude, Comte de Mercy-Argenteau. Among people deceased in 1810, Jean-Georges Noverre ranks 6Before him are Henry Cavendish, Axel von Fersen the Younger, Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Nachman of Breslov, and Marie Joséphine of Savoy. After him are Johann Wilhelm Ritter, Philipp Otto Runge, Andreas Hofer, Chevalier d'Éon, Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber, and Andrianampoinimerina.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean-Georges Noverre ranks 891 out of 6,770Before him are Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy (1847), Georges Dumézil (1898), Renée of France (1510), Charles Lucien Bonaparte (1803), Lucile Randon (1904), and Sidonius Apollinaris (430). After him are Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (1656), Pierre Boulle (1912), Jules Ferry (1832), Edmond de Goncourt (1822), Claudine Auger (1941), and Richard I of Normandy (933).

Among DANCERS In France

Among dancers born in France, Jean-Georges Noverre ranks 3Before him are Marius Petipa (1818), and Maurice Béjart (1927). After him are La Goulue (1866), Pierre Beauchamp (1631), Liane de Pougy (1869), Roland Petit (1924), Jules Perrot (1810), Zizi Jeanmaire (1924), Arthur Saint-Léon (1821), Micheline Bernardini (1927), and Jean Coralli (1779).