Marie Taglioni

1804 - 1884

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Marie Taglioni, Comtesse de Voisins (23 April 1804 – 22 April 1884) was a Swedish-born ballet dancer of the Romantic ballet era partially of Italian descent, a central figure in the history of European dance. She spent most of her life in the Austrian Empire and France. She was one of the most celebrated ballerinas of the romantic ballet, which was cultivated primarily at Her Majesty's Theatre in London and at the Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique of the Paris Opera Ballet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marie Taglioni has received more than 192,336 page views. Her biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Marie Taglioni is the 13th most popular dancer, the 78th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 89th in 2019) and the most popular Swedish Dancer.

Marie Taglioni is most famous for being the first ballerina to dance en pointe.

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Among dancers, Marie Taglioni ranks 13 out of 75Before her are Vaslav Nijinsky, Marius Petipa, Maurice Béjart, Maya Plisetskaya, Margot Fonteyn, and Martha Graham. After her are Bobby Farrell, Jean-Georges Noverre, Michel Fokine, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Galina Ulanova, and George Balanchine.

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Among people born in 1804, Marie Taglioni ranks 14Before her are Napoléon Louis Bonaparte, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Allan Kardec, Franklin Pierce, Mongkut, and Richard Owen. After her are John Deere, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, Eugène Sue, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, and Johan Ludvig Runeberg. Among people deceased in 1884, Marie Taglioni ranks 3Before her are Gregor Mendel and Bedřich Smetana. After her are Maria Anna of Savoy, Elias Lönnrot, Paul Morphy, Johann Gustav Droysen, Marie Bashkirtseff, Jean-Baptiste Dumas, Alfred Brehm, Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, and Allan Pinkerton.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Marie Taglioni ranks 78 out of 1,296Before her are Axel Oxenstierna (1583), Theodor Svedberg (1884), Zlatan Ibrahimović (1981), Klas Pontus Arnoldson (1844), Gustaf Dalén (1869), and Eyvind Johnson (1900). After her are Olaus Magnus (1490), Jenny Lind (1820), Charles VIII of Sweden (1409), Keke Rosberg (1948), Eric the Victorious (945), and Harry Martinson (1904).

Among DANCERS In Sweden

Among dancers born in Sweden, Marie Taglioni ranks 1After her are Birgit Cullberg (1908).