Edmund Leighton

1852 - 1922

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Edmund Blair Leighton (21 September 1852 – 1 September 1922) was an English painter of historical genre scenes, specialising in Regency and medieval subjects. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edmund Leighton has received more than 317,145 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Edmund Leighton is the 479th most popular painter (up from 508th in 2019), the 1,029th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,053rd in 2019) and the 13th most popular British Painter.

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Among painters, Edmund Leighton ranks 479 out of 1,428Before him are Sol LeWitt, Zinaida Serebriakova, Han Gan, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Sesshū Tōyō, and Michael Wolgemut. After him are Rachel Ruysch, Barthélemy d'Eyck, Agatharchus, Asger Jorn, Alessandro Magnasco, and Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson.

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Among people born in 1852, Edmund Leighton ranks 28Before him are Constantin Fehrenbach, Christian Krohg, H. H. Asquith, Tewfik Pasha, Paul Bourget, and Terauchi Masatake. After him are Victor Adler, John Louis Emil Dreyer, Hipólito Yrigoyen, John Harvey Kellogg, Daniel Burley Woolfall, and Ion Luca Caragiale. Among people deceased in 1922, Edmund Leighton ranks 38Before him are Rudolf Kjellén, Arthur Nikisch, Giovanni Verga, Alessandro Moreschi, Catherine Dolgorukov, and Ōkuma Shigenobu. After him are Gaston, Count of Eu, Gabriel Narutowicz, Wilhelm Voigt, Hermann Alexander Diels, Vlaho Bukovac, and Wolfgang Kapp.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edmund Leighton ranks 1,029 out of 6,924Before him are George Vancouver (1757), Clive Owen (1964), Stephen Hales (1677), Joseph Addison (1672), Billy Idol (1955), and William Booth (1829). After him are John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718), Lord Alfred Douglas (1870), Roddy McDowall (1928), Michael Nyman (1944), Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald (1775), and Adam Ferguson (1723).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, Edmund Leighton ranks 13Before him are Richard Hamilton (1922), William Holman Hunt (1827), Joseph Wright of Derby (1734), Leonora Carrington (1917), Frederic Leighton (1830), and John Tenniel (1820). After him are Thomas Lawrence (1769), John Martin (1789), David Roberts (1796), Evelyn De Morgan (1855), George Stubbs (1724), and Arthur Rackham (1867).