Gerda Wegener

1886 - 1940

Photo of Gerda Wegener

Icon of person Gerda Wegener

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 gender and love of her time. These works were classified as Lesbian erotica at times and many were inspired by her partner, the transgender woman Lili Elbe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerda Wegener has received more than 3,375,841 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Gerda Wegener is the 170th most popular painter (down from 140th in 2019), the 59th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 44th in 2019) and the 2nd 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."

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.4M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 74.43

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.31

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.75

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Gerda Wegeners by language


Among painters, Gerda Wegener ranks 170 out of 1,428Before her are Giulio Romano, Niki de Saint Phalle, Lucas Cranach the Younger, Eugène Boudin, Gentile Bellini, and Henry Fuseli. After her are Carl Larsson, Hubert van Eyck, John Everett Millais, Pinturicchio, Lavinia Fontana, and Quentin Matsys.

Most Popular Painters in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1886, Gerda Wegener ranks 15Before her are Sergey Kirov, Marc Bloch, Karl von Frisch, Karl Barth, Ernst Thälmann, and Manne Siegbahn. After her are Gotthard Heinrici, Karl Polanyi, Wilhelm Furtwängler, René Guénon, Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, and Michael Curtiz. Among people deceased in 1940, Gerda Wegener ranks 14Before her are Neville Chamberlain, Robert Wadlow, Nikolai Yezhov, Emma Goldman, Peter Behrens, and Carl Bosch. After her are Manuel Azaña, Arthur Harden, Spyridon Louis, Isaac Babel, Wladimir Köppen, and Verner von Heidenstam.

Others Born in 1886

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1940

Go to all Rankings

In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Gerda Wegener ranks 59 out of 783Before her are Nicolas Steno (1638), Arne Jacobsen (1902), Carl Nielsen (1865), Tollund Man (-400), Abel, King of Denmark (1218), and Anne of Denmark (1574). After her are Fredrik Bajer (1837), Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889), Victor Borge (1909), Anna Karina (1940), Canute IV of Denmark (1043), and Prince Vincent of Denmark (2).

Among PAINTERS In Denmark

Among painters born in Denmark, Gerda Wegener ranks 2Before her are Lili Elbe (1882). After her are Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark (1656), Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864), Nicolai Abildgaard (1743), Anna Ancher (1859), Asger Jorn (1914), Carl Bloch (1834), Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (1783), Michael Ancher (1849), Jens Juel (1745), and Per Kirkeby (1938).