1970 - Today


Banksy is an anonymous England-based street artist, political activist, and film director, 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 been featured on streets, walls, and bridges throughout the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Banksy has received more than 10,516,948 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 20th most popular artist.

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  • 11M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 63.16

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 53

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.16

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.81

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among artists, Banksy ranks 21 out of 61Before him are Luca Signorelli, Theo van Doesburg, Käthe Kollwitz, Anders Zorn, Marina Abramović, and Kurt Schwitters. After him are Adolph Menzel, Josef Albers, David Hockney, Ai Weiwei, Akira Yoshizawa, and Émile Gallé.

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Among people born in 1970, Banksy ranks 3Before him are Melania Trump and Matt Damon. After him are Christopher Nolan, Edwin van der Sar, Diego Simeone, Andre Agassi, Cafu, Rachel Weisz, Uma Thurman, Claudia Schiffer, and Naomi Campbell.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Banksy ranks 519 out of 5,347Before him are Karl Pearson (1857), Antony Hewish (1924), Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767), Tom Jones (1940), Jean Simmons (1929), and Harold Wilson (1916). After him are George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592), Chris Slade (1946), David Brewster (1781), Charles Laughton (1899), James Hutton (1726), and Tony Scott (1944).

Among ARTISTS In United Kingdom

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