Aubrey Beardsley

1872 - 1898

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Aubrey Vincent Beardsley ( BEERDZ-lee; 21 August 1872 – 16 March 1898) was an English illustrator and author. His black ink drawings were influenced by Japanese woodcuts, and depicted the grotesque, the decadent, and the erotic. He was a leading figure in the aesthetic movement which also included Oscar Wilde and James McNeill Whistler. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aubrey Beardsley has received more than 1,395,456 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Aubrey Beardsley is the 869th most popular writer (down from 732nd in 2019), the 657th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 591st in 2019) and the 80th most popular British Writer.

Aubrey Beardsley is most famous for his illustrations of Oscar Wilde's Salome.

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Notable Works

Under the hill
The story of Venus and Tannhäuser
The early work of Aubrey Beardsley
Drawing, British
The letters of Aubrey Beardsley
Literary Collections
The first work to attempt a complete collection of his letters, some highlighted by sketches on the backs. There are several photographs of his family and friends, and reproductions of several of his most famous drawings.
The later work of Aubrey Beardsley
The best of Beardsley

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Over the past year Aubrey Beardsley has had the most page views in the with 158,777 views, followed by Japanese (47,730), and Russian (23,464). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Irish (76.97%), West Frisian (76.57%), and Simple English (76.48%)


Among writers, Aubrey Beardsley ranks 869 out of 7,302Before him are Peter Weiss, Frederick Forsyth, Aziz Nesin, Wilkie Collins, Bernard-Henri Lévy, and Zeami Motokiyo. After him are Nizar Qabbani, Charles Nodier, Philip Pullman, Gaius Lucilius, Cornelia, mother of the Gracchi, and Bernhard Schlink.

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Among people born in 1872, Aubrey Beardsley ranks 28Before him are Jože Plečnik, Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar, Norman Angell, Wilhelm Miklas, Eduard Bloch, and Gotse Delchev. After him are Georgy Chicherin, Princess Clémentine of Belgium, Archduke Joseph August of Austria, José Sanjurjo, Habibullah Khan, and Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark. Among people deceased in 1898, Aubrey Beardsley ranks 20Before him are Eleanor Marx, Félicien Rops, Theodor Fontane, John Newlands, Syed Ahmad Khan, and Henry Bessemer. After him are Heungseon Daewongun, William Ewart Gladstone, Edward Burne-Jones, Princess Francisca of Brazil, Zachris Topelius, and Prince Gong.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Aubrey Beardsley ranks 657 out of 8,785Before him are Brian Eno (1948), Colin Maclaurin (1698), Richard Arkwright (1732), Frederick Forsyth (1938), Wilkie Collins (1824), and Ian Paice (1948). After him are Prince George, Duke of Kent (1902), Patrick Blackett (1897), Bernard Lewis (1916), Philip Pullman (1946), Desmond Llewelyn (1914), and Karl Pearson (1857).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Aubrey Beardsley ranks 80Before him are Edgar Wallace (1875), John Bunyan (1628), Julian Barnes (1946), W. H. Auden (1907), Frederick Forsyth (1938), and Wilkie Collins (1824). After him are Philip Pullman (1946), Ben Jonson (1572), Bruce Chatwin (1940), James May (1963), Ann Radcliffe (1764), and Patrick White (1912).