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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 18,190,458 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Banksy is the 25th most popular artist (down from 21st in 2019), the 709th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 498th 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)

  • 62.01

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 57

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.69

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.25

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among artists, Banksy ranks 25 out of 78Before him are Anders Zorn, David Hockney, Keith Haring, Adolph Menzel, Kurt Schwitters, and Josef Albers. After him are Émile Gallé, Jeff Koons, Ulay, Edward Burne-Jones, Ai Weiwei, and Akira Yoshizawa.

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Among people born in 1970, Banksy ranks 7Before him are Matt Damon, Christopher Nolan, Diego Simeone, Rachel Weisz, Jennifer Connelly, and Cafu. After him are Edwin van der Sar, Luis Enrique, Aleksandar Vučić, Gianni Infantino, Andre Agassi, and Uma Thurman.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Banksy ranks 709 out of 7,765Before him are Sarah, Duchess of York (1959), James May (1963), Kenneth Branagh (1960), Charles Wheatstone (1802), H. Rider Haggard (1856), and David Harvey (1935). After him are Rosemary Harris (1927), Edward B. Titchener (1867), Andrew Huxley (1917), Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809), John Kendrew (1917), and William Oughtred (1574).

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), Damien Hirst (1965), Eric Gill (1882), William Etty (1787), John Butler Yeats (1839), Rachel Whiteread (1963), and Grayson Perry (1960).