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Vincenzo Galeotti
Birth: Mar. 5, 1733
Florence
Toscana, Italy
Death: Dec. 16, 1816
Copenhagen, Denmark

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) 
 
Burial:
Assistens Cemetery
Copenhagen
Hovedstaden, Denmark
Plot: Section G
 
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Originally Created by: Erik Skytte
Record added: Jan 31, 2009
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Vincenzo Galeotti
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Vincenzo Galeotti
Added by: Erik Skytte
 
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