Albert Anker

1831 - 1910

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Albrecht Samuel Anker (1 April 1831 – 16 July 1910) was a Swiss painter and illustrator who has been called the "national painter" of Switzerland because of his enduringly popular depictions of 19th-century Swiss social life. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albert Anker has received more than 128,657 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Albert Anker is the 352nd most popular painter (up from 400th in 2019), the 102nd most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 107th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Swiss Painter.

Albert Anker is most famous for his paintings of the Swiss Alps.

Memorability Metrics

  • 130k

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  • 61.78

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.43

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.90

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Albert Anker has had the most page views in the with 21,311 views, followed by English (16,078), and French (13,921). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Czech (314.68%), French (92.73%), and Finnish (76.47%)


Among painters, Albert Anker ranks 352 out of 2,023Before him are Dosso Dossi, Polygnotus, William Holman Hunt, Philipp Otto Runge, Domenico Veneziano, and Joseph Karl Stieler. After him are Taddeo Gaddi, Nicolai Abildgaard, Valentin Serov, Pierre Mignard, Marie-Guillemine Benoist, and Lorenzo Monaco.

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Among people born in 1831, Albert Anker ranks 19Before him are Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, Johann Martin Schleyer, Eduard Suess, Joseph Joachim, Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, and Victorien Sardou. After him are Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia, Nikolai Leskov, Princess Maria Amélia of Brazil, Duke Ludwig Wilhelm in Bavaria, Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria, and Maximilian Anton, Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis. Among people deceased in 1910, Albert Anker ranks 27Before him are Jules Renard, Pauline Viardot, An Jung-geun, Stanislao Cannizzaro, Karl Lueger, and William Holman Hunt. After him are Carl Reinecke, Jean Moréas, Arkhip Kuindzhi, Mikhail Vrubel, William Huggins, and Richard Abegg.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Albert Anker ranks 102 out of 1,015Before him are Albrecht von Haller (1708), Rudolf II, Duke of Austria (1270), Louis, Duke of Savoy (1413), Nicholas of Flüe (1417), Germain Henri Hess (1802), and Louis Chevrolet (1878). After him are Henri Guisan (1874), Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821), Gaspard Bauhin (1560), Hannes Meyer (1889), Jean Charles Léonard de Sismondi (1773), and Ludwig Binswanger (1881).

Among PAINTERS In Switzerland

Among painters born in Switzerland, Albert Anker ranks 9Before him are Angelica Kauffman (1741), Johannes Itten (1888), Henry Fuseli (1741), H. R. Giger (1940), Ferdinand Hodler (1853), and Félix Vallotton (1865). After him are Jean-Étienne Liotard (1702), Matthäus Merian (1593), Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889), Jost Amman (1539), Charles Gleyre (1806), and Théophile Steinlen (1859).