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Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based street artist, political activist, and film director whose real name and identity remain unconfirmed and the subject of speculation. Active since the 1990s, his satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. His works of political and social commentary have appeared on streets, walls, and bridges throughout the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Banksy has received more than 18,438,255 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Banksy is the 25th most popular artist, the 754th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 709th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Artist.

Banksy is most famous for his graffiti art that often has a political message.

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  • 18M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 61.86

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 60

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.12

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.64

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among artists, Banksy ranks 25 out of 125Before him are Marina Abramović, Kurt Schwitters, Adolph Menzel, Keith Haring, Josef Albers, and David Hockney. After him are Ai Weiwei, Émile Gallé, Edward Burne-Jones, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ulay, and Akira Yoshizawa.

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Among people born in 1970, Banksy ranks 12Before him are Aleksandar Vučić, Luis Enrique, Edwin van der Sar, Jennifer Connelly, Gianni Infantino, and Genndy Tartakovsky. After him are Rachel Weisz, Uma Thurman, Ethan Hawke, Paul Ryan, Melania Trump, and Beck.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Banksy ranks 754 out of 8,785Before him are E. H. Carr (1892), Louise of Great Britain (1724), Edgar F. Codd (1923), Margaret Rutherford (1892), Mike Hawthorn (1929), and Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley (1508). After him are William Holman Hunt (1827), H. Rider Haggard (1856), James Hadley Chase (1906), James Lovelock (1919), Amy Winehouse (1983), and Bernard Hill (1944).

Among ARTISTS In United Kingdom

Among artists born in United Kingdom, Banksy ranks 2Before him are David Hockney (1937). After him are Edward Burne-Jones (1833), William Etty (1787), John Butler Yeats (1839), Damien Hirst (1965), Eric Gill (1882), Cassandra Austen (1773), Mary Delany (1700), Rachel Whiteread (1963), and Grayson Perry (1960).