Marius Petipa

1818 - 1910

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Marius Ivanovich Petipa (Russian: Мариус Иванович Петипа), born Victor Marius Alphonse Petipa (11 March 1818 – 14 July [O.S. 1 July] 1910), was a French and Russian ballet dancer, pedagogue and choreographer. Petipa is one of the most influential ballet masters and choreographers in ballet history. Marius Petipa is noted for his long career as Premier maître de ballet (First Ballet Master) of the St. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marius Petipa has received more than 502,405 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Marius Petipa is the 9th most popular dancer (down from 8th in 2019), the 542nd most popular biography from France (down from 493rd in 2019) and the most popular French Dancer.

Marius Petipa is most famous for his choreography for the ballet "The Sleeping Beauty" and the ballet "Don Quixote."

Memorability Metrics

  • 500k

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  • 67.53

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 45

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.96

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.99

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Marius Petipa has had the most page views in the with 76,639 views, followed by English (55,903), and French (21,407). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Catalan (519.05%), Bulgarian (214.35%), and Cantonese (144.81%)


Among dancers, Marius Petipa ranks 9 out of 116Before him are Rudolf Nureyev, Anna Pavlova, Josephine Baker, Vaslav Nijinsky, Pina Bausch, and Bobby Farrell. After him are Marie Taglioni, Maurice Béjart, Margot Fonteyn, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Maya Plisetskaya, and Jean-Georges Noverre.

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Among people born in 1818, Marius Petipa ranks 11Before him are Ignaz Semmelweis, Ivan Turgenev, Christian IX of Denmark, Charles Gounod, Jacob Burckhardt, and Lewis H. Morgan. After him are Rudolf von Jhering, Adolf Anderssen, Sophie of Württemberg, Charles III, Prince of Monaco, Leconte de Lisle, and August Wilhelm von Hofmann. Among people deceased in 1910, Marius Petipa ranks 14Before him are Henri Rousseau, Edward VII, Nadar, Chulalongkorn, O. Henry, and Mily Balakirev. After him are Johann Gottfried Galle, Luigi Lucheni, Léon Walras, Huo Yuanjia, Elizabeth Blackwell, and Giovanni Schiaparelli.

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In France

Among people born in France, Marius Petipa ranks 542 out of 6,770Before him are Boris Vian (1920), Jacques Hébert (1757), Héloïse (1101), Baldwin I, Latin Emperor (1172), Jacques Tati (1907), and Jacques Monod (1910). After him are Theuderic I (485), Claude Chabrol (1930), Lothair of France (941), Étienne de La Boétie (1530), Marguerite de Navarre (1492), and Michel Piccoli (1925).

Among DANCERS In France

Among dancers born in France, Marius Petipa ranks 1After him are Maurice Béjart (1927), Jean-Georges Noverre (1727), 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).