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 Vincenzo Galeotti

Vincenzo Galeotti

Birth
Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Death 16 Dec 1816 (aged 83)
Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Burial Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Plot Section G
Memorial ID 33412781 · View Source
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Ballet Dancer, Choreographer. Born Vincenzo Tomasselli, he studied ballet in Italy and Paris. In 1775 he was invited to Denmark to become ballet master at The Royal Theatre in Copenhagen. There he laid the foundation of The Royal Danish Ballet which his pupil August Bournonville would later develop into a company of international fame. From 1775 to 1816 he composed around 50 ballets which were performed more than 2200 times during his lifetime. His ballet from 1786, "The Whims of Cupid and the Ballet Master", is considered the world's oldest ballet still performed in essentially its original form. In 1812 the king of Denmark made him a Knight of Dannebrog, and in 1814 he was made a professor.

Bio by: Erik Skytte


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  • Originally Created by: Erik Skytte
  • Added: 31 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33412781
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Vincenzo Galeotti (5 Mar 1733–16 Dec 1816), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33412781, citing Assistens Cemetery, Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark ; Maintained by Find A Grave .