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 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 412,156 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Marius Petipa is the 8th most popular dancer, the 493rd most popular biography from France (down from 490th in 2019) and the most popular Dancer.

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

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Among dancers, Marius Petipa ranks 8 out of 76Before him are Isadora Duncan, Josephine Baker, Rudolf Nureyev, Anna Pavlova, Vaslav Nijinsky, and Pina Bausch. After him are Bobby Farrell, Margot Fonteyn, Maurice Béjart, Maya Plisetskaya, Marie Taglioni, and Martha Graham.

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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, Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Adolf Anderssen, Emperor Norton, Charles III, Prince of Monaco, and Leconte de Lisle. Among people deceased in 1910, Marius Petipa ranks 12Before him are William James, Edward VII, Henri Rousseau, Nadar, O. Henry, and Mily Balakirev. After him are Luigi Lucheni, Léon Walras, Chulalongkorn, Johann Gottfried Galle, Giovanni Schiaparelli, and Huo Yuanjia.

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In France

Among people born in France, Marius Petipa ranks 493 out of 6,011Before him are Mireille Darc (1938), Emma of Normandy (985), Jean-Martin Charcot (1825), Hilary of Poitiers (315), Lothair of France (941), and Arthur Honegger (1892). After him are André Le Nôtre (1613), Baldwin II of Jerusalem (1060), Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647), Suger (1080), Urbain Le Verrier (1811), and Pierre Laval (1883).

Among DANCERS In France

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