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 Gaëtan Vestris

Gaëtan Vestris

Original Name Gaetano Apolline Baldassare Vestris
Birth
Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Death 23 Sep 1808 (aged 79)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot 5th division
Memorial ID 22396 · View Source
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The greatest male dancer of the Italian school, who settled in Paris and revolutionised ballet by dispensing with the mask and using the art of mime. Father of Auguste Vestris (q.v.)

Bio by: David Conway


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 18 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22396
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gaëtan Vestris (18 Apr 1729–23 Sep 1808), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22396, citing Cimetiere de Montmartre, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .