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Rudolf von Laban

1879 - 1958

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Rudolf von Laban, also known as Rudolf Laban (German; also Rudolph von Laban, Hungarian: Lábán Rezső János Attila, Lábán Rudolf; 15 December 1879 – 1 July 1958), was an Austro-Hungarian, German and British dance artist, choreographer and dance theorist. He is considered a "founding father of expressionist dance", and a pioneer of modern dance. His theoretical innovations included Laban movement analysis (a way of documenting human movement) and Labanotation (a movement notation system), which paved the way for further developments in dance notation and movement analysis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolf von Laban has received more than 256,241 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Rudolf von Laban is the 2,239th most popular politician (up from 2,750th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Slovakia (up from 18th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Slovak Politician.

Rudolf von Laban is most famous for his work in the field of dance. He developed Labanotation, a system of notating choreography.

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Among politicians, Rudolf von Laban ranks 2,239 out of 15,577Before him are Arthur Liebehenschel, Sophie of France, Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary, George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, Aeschines, and Shalmaneser I. After him are Roman Herzog, Jehoram of Israel, George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, Ricimer, Ermanaric, and Stefan Milutin.

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Among people born in 1879, Rudolf von Laban ranks 19Before him are Symon Petliura, Francis Picabia, Ottorino Respighi, Milutin Milanković, Hans Luther, and Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. After him are Ramana Maharshi, Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, Sarojini Naidu, Francis Peyton Rous, Italo Gariboldi, and An Jung-geun. Among people deceased in 1958, Rudolf von Laban ranks 19Before him are Lion Feuchtwanger, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Maurice Gamelin, Milutin Milanković, G. E. Moore, and Giacomo Balla. After him are Georges Rouault, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, Edna Purviance, Princess Ingeborg of Denmark, and André Bazin.

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In Slovakia

Among people born in Slovakia, Rudolf von Laban ranks 14 out of 357Before him are Gustáv Husák (1913), Gyula Andrássy (1823), Francis II Rákóczi (1676), Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778), Ferenc Szálasi (1897), and Béla I of Hungary (1016). After him are Maurice Benyovszky (1746), Juraj Jánošík (1688), Andrej Babiš (1954), Ivan Gašparovič (1941), Jozef Gabčík (1912), and Pavel Jozef Šafárik (1795).

Among POLITICIANS In Slovakia

Among politicians born in Slovakia, Rudolf von Laban ranks 10Before him are Jozef Tiso (1887), Gustáv Husák (1913), Gyula Andrássy (1823), Francis II Rákóczi (1676), Ferenc Szálasi (1897), and Béla I of Hungary (1016). After him are Juraj Jánošík (1688), Andrej Babiš (1954), Ivan Gašparovič (1941), Vladimír Mečiar (1942), Pribina (800), and Zuzana Čaputová (1973).