Rudolf Nureyev

1938 - 1993

Rudolf Nureyev

Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev ( NEWR-ee-ef, nyuurr-AY-ef; Tatar: Рудольф Хәмит улы Нуриев; Russian: Рудо́льф Хаме́тович Нуре́ев, IPA: [rʊˈdolʲf nʊˈrʲejɪf]; 17 March 1938 – 6 January 1993) was a Russian ballet dancer and choreographer. Nureyev is regarded by some as the greatest male ballet dancer of his generation.Nureyev was born on a Trans-Siberian train near Irkutsk, Siberia, Soviet Union to a Bashkir-Tatar family. He began his early career with the company that in the Soviet era was called the Kirov Ballet (now called by its original name, the Mariinsky Ballet) in Leningrad. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolf Nureyev has received more than 2,644,885 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4th most popular dancer.

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Among dancers, Rudolf Nureyev ranks 4 out of 66Before him are Mata Hari, Isadora Duncan, and Anna Pavlova. After him are Vaslav Nijinsky, Josephine Baker, Pina Bausch, Marius Petipa, Maurice Béjart, Bobby Farrell, Margot Fonteyn, and Maya Plisetskaya.

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Among people born in 1938, Rudolf Nureyev ranks 7Before him are Juan Carlos I of Spain, Kofi Annan, Beatrix of the Netherlands, Romy Schneider, Claudia Cardinale, and Adriano Celentano. After him are Jon Voight, Queen Sofía of Spain, Alberto Fujimori, Farah Pahlavi, Christopher Lloyd, and Nico. Among people deceased in 1993, Rudolf Nureyev ranks 4Before him are Audrey Hepburn, Pablo Escobar, and Federico Fellini. After him are James Hunt, William Golding, Frank Zappa, Erich Hartmann, Turgut Özal, Baudouin of Belgium, Ferruccio Lamborghini, and Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Rudolf Nureyev ranks 62 out of 2,050Before him are Andrei Tarkovsky (1932), Peter Kropotkin (1842), Frederick I of Prussia (1657), Vasily Zaitsev (1915), Konstantin Stanislavski (1863), and Anna Pavlova (1881). After him are Boris Godunov (1552), Valery Legasov (1936), Peter Carl Fabergé (1846), Andrei Sakharov (1921), Anna of Russia (1693), and Georgy Malenkov (1902).

Among DANCERS In Russia

Among dancers born in Russia, Rudolf Nureyev ranks 2Before him are Anna Pavlova (1881). After him are Maya Plisetskaya (1925), Michel Fokine (1880), George Balanchine (1904), Galina Ulanova (1910), Tamara Karsavina (1885), Agrippina Vaganova (1879), Léonide Massine (1896), Alexander Godunov (1949), Lev Ivanov (1834), and Vladimir Vasiliev (1940).

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