Vestris, Theresa

BORN 1726, Firenze, Toscana - DIED 18 Jan 1808, Paris
BIRTH NAME Vestris, Maria Teresa Francesca
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière de Montmartre, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 05)

Daughter of Tomasso Maris Ippolito Vestris and sister of Gaetano Vestris. She danced in Palermo and Napels before she went to Vienna. After she became the mistress of Prince Paul Esterházy, Maria Theresia transferred her to Dresden.

In 1846 she debuted in Paris, where she became the mistress of balletmaster Jean Lany. Her career in Paris lasted until 1766. Afterwards she was a courtisane and she had many more lovers.

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• is brother/sister of Vestris, Gaetano Appolino Baltazar


The grave of Auguste, Gaetano and Theresa Vestris at the Cimetière Montmartre, Paris.
Picture by Androom (20 Feb 2016)


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Published: 05 Feb 2017
Last update: 19 Apr 2022