Lucile Grahn

1819 - 1907

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Lucile Alexia Grahn-Young (30 June 1819 – 4 April 1907) was the first internationally renowned Danish ballerina and one of the popular dancers of the Romantic ballet era.Grahn studied from a young age at the Royal Danish Theatre School in Copenhagen, Denmark under the tutelage of August Bournonville. She officially debuted in 1834 at the theater and took on the leading role of Astrid in Bournonville's Valdemar in 1835. Soon the relationship between Bournonville and Grahn began to sour as she yearned to dance with the famed Paris Opera Ballet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lucile Grahn has received more than 20,360 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Lucile Grahn is the 42nd most popular dancer (down from 37th in 2019), the 257th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 220th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Danish Dancer.

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Among dancers, Lucile Grahn ranks 42 out of 75Before her are Jules Perrot, Léonide Massine, Alexander Godunov, Jiří Kylián, Gaétan Vestris, and Pierina Legnani. After her are Hilde Holger, Lev Ivanov, Antonio Gades, Hans van Manen, Frederick Ashton, and Birgit Cullberg.

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Among people born in 1819, Lucile Grahn ranks 53Before her are Thomas A. Hendricks, Venceslaus Ulricus Hammershaimb, Edwin Drake, Panteleimon Kulish, William A. Wheeler, and Johann Voldemar Jannsen. After her are Gustave de Molinari, Pieter Bleeker, Marthinus Wessel Pretorius, Maria Wodzińska, Charles Kingsley, and Théodore Gouvy. Among people deceased in 1907, Lucile Grahn ranks 41Before her are René Pottier, Nicolae Grigorescu, John Kerr, William, Prince of Wied, Prince Ludwig August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Ottomar Anschütz. After her are William Howard Russell, Zacharie Astruc, Joseph Hellmesberger Jr., Agathe Backer Grøndahl, Otto Kuntze, and Prince Moritz of Saxe-Altenburg.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Lucile Grahn ranks 257 out of 783Before her are Helena Christensen (1968), Hans Tausen (1494), Wilhelm Marstrand (1810), Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein (1831), Augusta of Denmark (1580), and Frederick Christian I, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (1721). After her are Kim Larsen (1945), J. C. Jacobsen (1811), Bjarne Riis (1964), Christian Mortensen (1882), Torben Ulrich (1928), and Peter Høeg (1957).

Among DANCERS In Denmark

Among dancers born in Denmark, Lucile Grahn ranks 2Before her are August Bournonville (1805).