Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

1880 - 1938

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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (6 May 1880 – 15 June 1938) was a German expressionist painter and printmaker and one of the founders of the artists group Die Brücke or "The Bridge", a key group leading to the foundation of Expressionism in 20th-century art. He volunteered for army service in the First World War, but soon suffered a breakdown and was discharged. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner has received more than 851,797 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner is the 115th most popular painter (down from 105th in 2019), the 259th most popular biography from Germany (down from 225th in 2019) and the 7th most popular German Painter.

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner is most famous for his paintings and drawings of the German town of Davos, Switzerland.

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Over the past year Ernst Ludwig Kirchner has had the most page views in the with 92,747 views, followed by English (89,734), and Spanish (30,378). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Ido (93.48%), Bhojpuri (75.60%), and Latin (73.95%)


Among painters, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner ranks 115 out of 2,023Before him are Hyacinthe Rigaud, Georges de La Tour, Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Ivan Aivazovsky, Annibale Carracci, and Simone Martini. After him are Giorgio de Chirico, Juan Gris, Fernando Botero, Yayoi Kusama, Apelles, and Arnold Böcklin.

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Among people born in 1880, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner ranks 9Before him are Alfred Wegener, Douglas MacArthur, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Fedor von Bock, Oswald Spengler, and Robert Musil. After him are George Marshall, Franz Marc, André Derain, Ludwig Beck, Manuel Azaña, and Paul Hausser. Among people deceased in 1938, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner ranks 9Before him are Karel Čapek, Georges Méliès, Charles Édouard Guillaume, Konstantin Stanislavski, Nikolai Bukharin, and Kanō Jigorō. After him are Gabriele D'Annunzio, Béla Kun, Faustina Kowalska, Karl Kautsky, Alexei Rykov, and Suzanne Valadon.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner ranks 259 out of 7,253Before him are Heinrich Müller (1900), Valentinian II (371), Wilhelm Canaris (1887), Isabeau of Bavaria (1370), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886), and Karl Weierstrass (1815). After him are Princess Ludovika of Bavaria (1808), Karl Ferdinand Braun (1850), Klaus Schwab (1938), Arnulf of Carinthia (850), Konstantin von Neurath (1873), and Ernst Jünger (1895).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

Among painters born in Germany, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner ranks 7Before him are Albrecht Dürer (1471), Peter Paul Rubens (1577), Caspar David Friedrich (1774), Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472), Max Ernst (1891), and Matthias Grünewald (1480). After him are Hans Memling (1435), Franz Marc (1880), Hans von Aachen (1552), Albrecht Altdorfer (1480), Emil Nolde (1867), and Otto Dix (1891).