List of historical ballet characters

This is a list of historical figures who have been characters in ballets.

Spartacus who appears as a character in the 1958 ballet Spartacus by Aram Khachaturian

List of historical figuresEdit

AEdit

Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author

Anna Anderson, impostor of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia

Andrew II of Hungary, King of Hungary

BEdit

Bahram V, King of Persia

Giovanni Boldini, Italian genre and portrait painter

William H. Bonney (Billy the Kid), frontier outlaw in the American Old West

Lizzie Borden, American woman who was acquitted for murder

CEdit

Marie Anne de Cupis de Camargo, French/Belgian dancer

Caravaggio, Italian Baroque painter

Caroline Matilda of Great Britain, Queen of Denmark and Norway, the wife of Christian VII of Denmark

Fanny Cerrito, Italian ballet dancer and choreographer

Cleopatra, last ruler of Ptolemaic Egypt

Marcus Licinius Crassus, Roman general and politician

Cyrano de Bergerac, French dramatist

DEdit

Hugh Despenser the Younger, royal chamberlain and a favourite of Edward II of England

Sergei Diaghilev, Russian art critic, ballet impresario, and founder of the Ballets Russes

Charles Didelot, French dancer and choreographer

Isadora Duncan, American dancer

EEdit

Edward II of England, King of England

Edward III of England, King of England

Caroline Alice Elgar, English author

Edward Elgar, English composer

Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Empress consort of Austria

Elizabeth I of England, Queen of England and Ireland

FEdit

Franca Florio, Italian noblewoman, socialite and a prominent protagonist of the Belle Époque

Ignazio Florio Jr., Italian entrepreneur

Saint Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscans

Franz Joseph I of Austria, Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary

GEdit

Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall, English nobleman

Archduchess Gisela of Austria, second daughter of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria

Lucile Grahn, Danish ballerina

Alfred Grünfeld, court pianist of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria

HEdit

James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, Lord High Admiral of Scotland and 3rd husband of Mary, Queen of Scotland

Herodias, a princess of the Herodian Dynasty

E. T. A. Hoffmann, German Romantic author

IEdit

Isabella of France, Queen of England as the wife of Edward II

Ivan the Terrible, Tsar of Russia

JEdit

August Jaeger, Anglo-German music publisher

Jiang Qing, Chinese figure, 4th wife of Mao Zedong

KEdit

Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter

Mathilde Kschessinska, Russian prima ballerina

Andrey Kurbsky, Russian figure, political opponent of Ivan the Terrible

LEdit

Countess Marie Larisch von Moennich, niece of Empress Elisabeth of Austria

Louis XVI of France, King of France

Princess Louise of Belgium, wife of Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

MEdit

La Malinche, Aztec mistress of Hernán Cortés

Mao Zedong, Chinese leader

Marie Antoinette, Queen of France and Navarre

Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, third daughter of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria

Mary, Queen of Scots, Queen of Scotland

Léonide Massine, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer

George "Bay" Middleton, English horseman

Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, English nobleman

NEdit

Vaslav Nijinsky, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer

Jean-Georges Noverre, French dancer and ballet master

OEdit

PEdit

Niccolò Paganini, Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer

Denis Papin, French physicist, mathematician and inventor

Philippa of Hainault, Queen of England as the wife of King Edward III

Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

QEdit

REdit

Jacques Renaudin (Valentin le désossé), French can-can dancer

Arthur Rimbaud, French poet

Diego Rivera, Mexican painter

Anastasia Romanovna, Tsaritsa consort, first wife of Ivan the Terrible

Salvator Rosa, Italian Baroque painter, poet, and printmaker

Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, Crown Prince of Austria

SEdit

Arthur Saint-Léon, French dancer and choreographer

Katharina Schratt, Austrian actress

Clara Schumann, German musician

Robert Schumann, German composer

George Robertson Sinclair, English cathedral organist

Princess Sophie of Bavaria, Archduchess of Austria

Spartacus, Thracian gladiator

Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, Crown Princess of Austria, Hungary and Bohemia

Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, King consort of Scotland

TEdit

Eduard Taaffe, 11th Viscount Taaffe, Austrian statesman

Marie Taglioni, Italian/Swedish ballet dancer

Tancred, Prince of Galilee, Norman Crusade leader

UEdit

VEdit

Baroness Mary Vetsera, Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria's mistress

François Villon, French poet

Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist

WEdit

Louise Weber (La Goulue), French can-can dancer

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YEdit

ZEdit

George Zorbas , Greek miner

See alsoEdit