Gerda Wegener

1886 - 1940

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Gerda Marie Fredrikke Wegener (née Gottlieb; 15 March 1886 – 28 July 1940) was a Danish illustrator and painter. Wegener is known for her fashion illustrations and later her paintings that pushed the boundaries of her time concerning gender and love. These works were classified as lesbian erotica at times and many were inspired by her partner, transgender painter Lili Elbe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerda Wegener has received more than 3,862,368 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Gerda Wegener is the 276th most popular painter (down from 171st in 2019), the 84th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 56th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Danish Painter.

Gerda Wegener was a Danish artist and illustrator who is most famous for her illustrations of the fairy tale "The Ugly Duckling."

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Over the past year Gerda Wegener has had the most page views in the with 139,238 views, followed by Spanish (30,946), and Russian (21,534). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Catalan (99.73%), Galician (78.98%), and Latin (63.67%)


Among painters, Gerda Wegener ranks 276 out of 2,023Before her are Pietro Lorenzetti, Martin Schongauer, Zeuxis, Hendrick Avercamp, Jan Brueghel the Younger, and Baldassare Peruzzi. After her are Joachim Patinir, Paul Delaroche, Judith Leyster, Max Liebermann, Gabriele Münter, and Philippe de Champaigne.

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Among people born in 1886, Gerda Wegener ranks 33Before her are Sergo Ordzhonikidze, Erich Hoepner, Hugo Ball, Athenagoras I of Constantinople, Kurt Koffka, and Archibald Hill. After her are Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Michael Curtiz, Garegin Nzhdeh, Vittorio Pozzo, Henri Coandă, and Paul Tillich. Among people deceased in 1940, Gerda Wegener ranks 25Before her are Wladimir Köppen, John Buchan, Italo Balbo, Spyridon Louis, Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, and Julius Wagner-Jauregg. After her are Kyösti Kallio, Lluís Companys, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse, Michael Hainisch, and Eugène Dubois.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Gerda Wegener ranks 84 out of 1,032Before her are Princess Louise Auguste of Denmark (1771), Eric I of Denmark (1055), Eric IV of Denmark (1216), Jens Christian Skou (1918), Christopher II of Denmark (1276), and Prince George of Denmark (1653). After her are Christopher I of Denmark (1219), Sven Hassel (1917), Allan Simonsen (1952), Anne of Denmark (1574), Christina of Denmark (1521), and Absalon (1128).

Among PAINTERS In Denmark

Among painters born in Denmark, Gerda Wegener ranks 3Before her are Lili Elbe (1882), and Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark (1656). After her are Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864), Nicolai Abildgaard (1743), Anna Ancher (1859), Asger Jorn (1914), Michael Ancher (1849), Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (1783), Carl Bloch (1834), Jens Juel (1745), and Marie Krøyer (1867).