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 2,815,856 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). Edgar Degas is the 32nd most popular painter (up from 33rd in 2019), the 55th most popular biography from France (up 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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Among painters, Edgar Degas ranks 32 out of 1,428Before him are Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Édouard Manet, Eugène Delacroix, Hieronymus Bosch, Wassily Kandinsky, and Piet Mondrian. After him are Marc Chagall, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Amedeo Modigliani, Jacques-Louis David, Giotto, 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, William Morris, John Venn, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, Duchess Helene in Bavaria, Léon Walras, August Weismann, Amilcare Ponchielli, and James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Among people deceased in 1917, Edgar Degas ranks 3Before him are Émile Durkheim and Auguste Rodin. After him are Mata Hari, Octave Mirbeau, L. L. Zamenhof, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Buffalo Bill, Eduard Buchner, Edward Burnett Tylor, Adolf von Baeyer, and Franz Brentano.

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In France

Among people born in France, Edgar Degas ranks 55 out of 5,234Before him are Gustave Flaubert (1821), André-Marie Ampère (1775), Auguste Rodin (1840), Pierre de Coubertin (1863), Louis XIII of France (1601), and Cardinal Richelieu (1585). After him are Georges Bizet (1838), Pierre de Fermat (1601), Brigitte Bardot (1934), Arthur Rimbaud (1854), Michel Foucault (1926), and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1520).

Among PAINTERS In France

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