Edgar Degas

1834 - 1917

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Edgar Degas (UK: , US: ; born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas, French: [ilɛːʁ ʒɛʁmɛ̃ ɛdɡaʁ də ɡa]; 19 July 1834 – 27 September 1917) was a French Impressionist artist famous for his pastel drawings and oil paintings. Degas also produced bronze sculptures, prints, and drawings. Degas is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edgar Degas has received more than 3,416,143 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 88 in 2019). Edgar Degas is the 32nd most popular painter (down from 30th in 2019), the 72nd most popular biography from France (down from 58th in 2019) and the 8th most popular French Painter.

Edgar Degas is most famous for his paintings of dancers.

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Over the past year Edgar Degas has had the most page views in the with 363,430 views, followed by French (96,483), and Spanish (89,410). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Breton (98.08%), Ido (95.78%), and Occitan (83.96%)


Among painters, Edgar Degas ranks 32 out of 2,023Before him are Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Édouard Manet, Wassily Kandinsky, Hieronymus Bosch, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, and Jan van Eyck. After him are Marc Chagall, Jacques-Louis David, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Giotto, Joan Miró, and René Magritte.

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Among people born in 1834, Edgar Degas ranks 2Before him is Dmitri Mendeleev. After him are Gottlieb Daimler, Ernst Haeckel, John Venn, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, William Morris, Duchess Helene in Bavaria, Léon Walras, August Weismann, Amilcare Ponchielli, and Jan Neruda. Among people deceased in 1917, Edgar Degas ranks 4Before him are Émile Durkheim, Octave Mirbeau, and Auguste Rodin. After him are L. L. Zamenhof, Mata Hari, Eduard Buchner, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Emil von Behring, Adolf von Baeyer, Edward Burnett Tylor, and Emil Theodor Kocher.

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In France

Among people born in France, Edgar Degas ranks 72 out of 6,770Before him are Michel Foucault (1926), François Rabelais (1494), Jean-Paul Belmondo (1933), Jean-François Champollion (1790), Henri Bergson (1859), and Pierre de Fermat (1601). After him are Charles X of France (1757), Maximilien Robespierre (1758), Jacques-Louis David (1748), William the Conqueror (1028), Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841), and Louis the Pious (778).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Edgar Degas ranks 8Before him are Henri Matisse (1869), Paul Cézanne (1839), Paul Gauguin (1848), Eugène Delacroix (1798), Édouard Manet (1832), and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780). After him are Jacques-Louis David (1748), Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841), Gustave Courbet (1819), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864), Nicolas Poussin (1594), and Georges Braque (1882).