Edvard Munch

1863 - 1944

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Edvard Munch ( MUUNK, Norwegian: [ˈɛ̀dvɑɖ ˈmʊŋk] ; 12 December 1863 – 23 January 1944) was a Norwegian painter. His 1893 work The Scream has become one of Western art's most acclaimed images. His childhood was overshadowed by illness, bereavement and the dread of inheriting a mental condition that ran in the family. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edvard Munch has received more than 5,127,417 page views. His biography is available in 100 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 97 in 2019). Edvard Munch is the 9th most popular painter (up from 12th in 2019), the most popular biography from Norway and the most popular Norwegian Painter.

Edvard Munch is most famous for painting "The Scream."

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  • 21.60

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Over the past year Edvard Munch has had the most page views in the with 693,767 views, followed by German (227,644), and Spanish (166,996). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malagasy (132.23%), Korean (96.39%), and Bashkir (84.57%)


Among painters, Edvard Munch ranks 9 out of 2,023Before him are Pablo Picasso, Raphael, Rembrandt, Salvador Dalí, Claude Monet, and Albrecht Dürer. After him are Peter Paul Rubens, Frida Kahlo, Caravaggio, Francisco Goya, Johannes Vermeer, and Henri Matisse.

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Among people born in 1863, Edvard Munch ranks 1After him are Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Henry Ford, Pierre de Coubertin, Swami Vivekananda, Paul Signac, Konstantin Stanislavski, Arthur Henderson, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Pietro Mascagni, Henry van de Velde, and David Lloyd George. Among people deceased in 1944, Edvard Munch ranks 1After him are Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Piet Mondrian, Erwin Rommel, Wassily Kandinsky, Romain Rolland, Claus von Stauffenberg, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Abdulmejid II, William James Sidis, Reza Shah, and Günther von Kluge.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Edvard Munch ranks 1 out of 1,039After him are Roald Amundsen (1872), Ragnar Lodbrok (850), Harald V of Norway (1937), Edvard Grieg (1843), Henrik Ibsen (1828), Anni-Frid Lyngstad (1945), Knut Hamsun (1859), Niels Henrik Abel (1802), Fridtjof Nansen (1861), Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832), and Harald Fairhair (850).

Among PAINTERS In Norway

Among painters born in Norway, Edvard Munch ranks 1After him are Peder Severin Krøyer (1851), Oda Krohg (1860), Christian Krohg (1852), Johan Christian Dahl (1788), Frits Thaulow (1847), Theodor Kittelsen (1857), Peter Nicolai Arbo (1831), Hans Gude (1825), Harriet Backer (1845), Erik Werenskiold (1855), and Martinus Rørbye (1803).