Franz Xaver Winterhalter

1805 - 1873

Photo of Franz Xaver Winterhalter

Icon of person Franz Xaver Winterhalter

Franz Xaver Winterhalter (20 April 1805 – 8 July 1873) was a German painter and lithographer, known for his flattering portraits of royalty and upper-class society in the mid-19th century. His name has become associated with fashionable court portraiture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franz Xaver Winterhalter has received more than 304,214 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Franz Xaver Winterhalter is the 268th most popular painter (up from 270th in 2019), the 669th most popular biography from Germany (down from 252nd in 2019) and the 19th most popular German Painter.

Franz Xaver Winterhalter was a German painter who is most famous for his portraits of members of European royal families.

Memorability Metrics

  • 300k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 71.91

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.98

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.98

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Franz Xaver Winterhalters by language


Among painters, Franz Xaver Winterhalter ranks 268 out of 1,428Before him are Henri Fantin-Latour, Jan Brueghel the Younger, François Gérard, Orazio Gentileschi, Pieter Aertsen, and Frans Snyders. After him are Joachim Patinir, Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād, Francesco Hayez, Max Beckmann, Lucian Freud, and Gerard David.

Most Popular Painters in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1805, Franz Xaver Winterhalter ranks 11Before him are Princess Sophie of Bavaria, Joseph Smith, William Rowan Hamilton, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Louis Auguste Blanqui, and Fanny Mendelssohn. After him are Maria Anna of Bavaria, Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, Marie d'Agoult, Adalbert Stifter, Robert FitzRoy, and Khachatur Abovian. Among people deceased in 1873, Franz Xaver Winterhalter ranks 10Before him are Justus von Liebig, Johns Hopkins, Alessandro Manzoni, Caroline Augusta of Bavaria, John of Saxony, and Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria. After him are Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Fyodor Tyutchev, Louis Agassiz, Vasil Levski, Sheridan Le Fanu, and Edward Bulwer-Lytton.

Others Born in 1805

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1873

Go to all Rankings

In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Franz Xaver Winterhalter ranks 669 out of 5,289Before him are Hugo Ball (1886), George William, Elector of Brandenburg (1595), John George I, Elector of Saxony (1585), Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1860), Ferdinand von Lindemann (1852), and Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria (1801). After him are Maria Anna of Bavaria (1805), Felix Wankel (1902), Wilhelm Hauff (1802), August Horch (1868), Hermann Weyl (1885), and Matilda of Ringelheim (894).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

Among painters born in Germany, Franz Xaver Winterhalter ranks 19Before him are Otto Dix (1891), Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515), George Grosz (1893), Hans Baldung (1484), August Macke (1887), and Max Liebermann (1847). After him are Max Beckmann (1884), Lucian Freud (1922), Hans von Aachen (1552), Franz Stuck (1863), Oskar Schlemmer (1888), and Carl Spitzweg (1808).