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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 13,598,798 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Banksy is the 21st most popular artist, the 498th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 519th in 2019) and the most popular British Artist.

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

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  • 14M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 72.91

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 55

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.22

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.96

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among artists, Banksy ranks 21 out of 77Before him are El Lissitzky, Luca Signorelli, Anders Zorn, Käthe Kollwitz, Marina Abramović, and Kurt Schwitters. After him are David Hockney, Josef Albers, Adolph Menzel, Keith Haring, Émile Gallé, and Ulay.

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Among people born in 1970, Banksy ranks 2Before him is Matt Damon. After him are Christopher Nolan, Melania Trump, Diego Simeone, Edwin van der Sar, Rachel Weisz, Uma Thurman, Jennifer Connelly, Andre Agassi, Cafu, and River Phoenix.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Banksy ranks 498 out of 6,924Before him are Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660), James Bradley (1693), William Shockley (1910), Arthur Balfour (1848), Jerome K. Jerome (1859), and Nicholas Winton (1909). After him are Benjamin Graham (1894), Eadwig (940), Kate Bush (1958), Eadred (923), Christopher Tolkien (1924), and Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia (1596).

Among ARTISTS In United Kingdom

Among artists born in United Kingdom, Banksy ranks 1After him are David Hockney (1937), Edward Burne-Jones (1833), William Etty (1787), Damien Hirst (1965), Eric Gill (1882), and John Butler Yeats (1839).