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Jean-Georges Noverre

1727 - 1810

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Jean-Georges Noverre (29 April 1727 – 19 October 1810) was a French dancer and balletmaster, 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 113,438 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Jean-Georges Noverre is the 16th most popular dancer (down from 15th in 2019), the 821st most popular biography from France (down from 786th 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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Among dancers, Jean-Georges Noverre ranks 16 out of 76Before him are Margot Fonteyn, Maurice Béjart, Maya Plisetskaya, Marie Taglioni, Martha Graham, and Mikhail Baryshnikov. After him are Michel Fokine, George Balanchine, Galina Ulanova, Alicia Alonso, Tamara Karsavina, and Serge Lifar.

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Among people born in 1727, Jean-Georges Noverre ranks 6Before him are Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Thomas Gainsborough, Empress Xiaoyichun, Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bavaria, and Louise Élisabeth of France. After him are Henriette of France, Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Luis of Spain, Count of Chinchón, Ercole III d'Este, Duke of Modena, and Michel Adanson. Among people deceased in 1810, Jean-Georges Noverre ranks 5Before him are Henry Cavendish, Axel von Fersen the Younger, Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and Nachman of Breslov. After him are Chevalier d'Éon, Marie Joséphine of Savoy, Johann Wilhelm Ritter, Philipp Otto Runge, Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber, Andrianampoinimerina, and Andreas Hofer.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean-Georges Noverre ranks 821 out of 6,011Before him are Louis Barthou (1862), Charles Garnier (1825), Nicolas Oudinot (1767), Jean-Baptiste de La Salle (1651), Jean Froissart (1337), and Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier (1627). After him are Hector Guimard (1867), Charles Hermite (1822), Maria Malibran (1808), Charles Nicolle (1866), Jean Victor Marie Moreau (1763), and Pauline Viardot (1821).

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 Liane de Pougy (1869), La Goulue (1866), Pierre Beauchamp (1631), Roland Petit (1924), Jules Perrot (1810), Zizi Jeanmaire (1924), Jean Coralli (1779), Arthur Saint-Léon (1821), and Sylvie Guillem (1965).