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Aubrey Beardsley

1872 - 1898

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Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (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 1,232,186 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Aubrey Beardsley is the 738th most popular writer (up from 889th in 2019), the 591st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 688th in 2019) and the 70th most popular British Writer.

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

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Among writers, Aubrey Beardsley ranks 738 out of 5,755Before him are Epicharmus of Kos, A. J. Cronin, Marie Mancini, Alexander Litvinenko, Kōbō Abe, and Mary Higgins Clark. After him are Cornelia, mother of the Gracchi, Émile Verhaeren, Christa Wolf, Natalia Ginzburg, Nikolai Ostrovsky, and Jamal Khashoggi.

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Among people born in 1872, Aubrey Beardsley ranks 22Before him are Richard Willstätter, Louis Blériot, Charles Greeley Abbot, Maurice Gamelin, Helena Rubinstein, and Sri Aurobindo. After him are Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar, Habibullah Khan, Jože Plečnik, Gotse Delchev, Wilhelm Miklas, and Norman Angell. Among people deceased in 1898, Aubrey Beardsley ranks 14Before him are Louise of Hesse-Kassel, Ivan Shishkin, Johann Jakob Balmer, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, John Newlands, and Charles Garnier. After him are Félicien Rops, Heungseon Daewongun, Henry Bessemer, Syed Ahmad Khan, William Ewart Gladstone, and Eleanor Marx.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Aubrey Beardsley ranks 591 out of 7,765Before him are Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (1897), Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1862), Denis Law (1940), A. J. Cronin (1896), Ian Stewart (1938), and John Harvard (1607). After him are Peter Greenaway (1942), Philippa of Lancaster (1360), Dirk Bogarde (1921), Leslie Howard (1893), Ramsay MacDonald (1866), and Pope Adrian IV (1100).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Aubrey Beardsley ranks 70Before him are Thomas Hardy (1840), Tony Buzan (1942), Alexander Pope (1688), Frederick Forsyth (1938), David Irving (1938), and A. J. Cronin (1896). After him are Ann Radcliffe (1764), Douglas Adams (1952), Diana Wynne Jones (1934), Julian Barnes (1946), Ernest Thompson Seton (1860), and Christopher Tolkien (1924).