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Vaslav Nijinsky

1889 - 1950

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Vaslav (or Vatslav) Nijinsky (; Russian: Вацлав Фомич Нижинский, tr. Vatslav Fomich Nizhinsky, IPA: [ˈvatsləf fɐˈmʲitɕ nʲɪˈʐɨnskʲɪj]; Polish: Wacław Niżyński, IPA: [ˈvatswaf ɲiˈʐɨj̃skʲi]; 12 March 1889/1890 – 8 April 1950) was a ballet dancer and choreographer cited as the greatest male dancer of the early 20th century. Born in Kyiv to Polish parents, Nijinsky grew up in Imperial Russia but considered himself to be Polish. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vaslav Nijinsky has received more than 1,079,380 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Vaslav Nijinsky is the 6th most popular dancer (up from 7th in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 29th in 2019) and the most popular Dancer.

Vaslav Nijinsky was a Russian ballet dancer and choreographer. He is most famous for his performance in the ballet "The Rite of Spring" by Igor Stravinsky.

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Among DANCERS

Among dancers, Vaslav Nijinsky ranks 6 out of 76Before him are Mata Hari, Isadora Duncan, Josephine Baker, Rudolf Nureyev, and Anna Pavlova. After him are Pina Bausch, Marius Petipa, Bobby Farrell, Margot Fonteyn, Maurice Béjart, and Maya Plisetskaya.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1889, Vaslav Nijinsky ranks 12Before him are António de Oliveira Salazar, Jean Cocteau, Edwin Hubble, Anna Akhmatova, Arnold J. Toynbee, and Ante Pavelić. After him are Idris of Libya, Manuel II of Portugal, Igor Sikorsky, Otto Frank, Gabriel Marcel, and Carl von Ossietzky. Among people deceased in 1950, Vaslav Nijinsky ranks 5Before him are George Orwell, George Bernard Shaw, Joseph Schumpeter, and Gustaf V of Sweden. After him are Johannes V. Jensen, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Albert Lebrun, Léon Blum, Marcel Mauss, Willis Carrier, and Vallabhbhai Patel.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Vaslav Nijinsky ranks 25 out of 1,083Before him are Sviatoslav I of Kiev (942), Kliment Voroshilov (1881), Anna Akhmatova (1889), Lyudmila Pavlichenko (1916), Stanisław Leszczyński (1677), and Leonid Kuchma (1938). After him are Ludwig von Mises (1881), Viktor Yushchenko (1954), Wilhelm Reich (1897), Sergei Korolev (1906), Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836), and Vladimir Horowitz (1903).

Among DANCERS In Ukraine

Among dancers born in Ukraine, Vaslav Nijinsky ranks 1After him are Serge Lifar (1904), Olga Khokhlova (1891), Svetlana Zakharova (1979), and Sergei Polunin (1989).