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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 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 3,640,620 page views. Her biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Gerda Wegener is the 170th most popular painter, the 57th most popular biography from Denmark (up from 59th 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."

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Among painters, Gerda Wegener ranks 170 out of 1,421Before her are Han van Meegeren, Édouard-Henri Avril, Niki de Saint Phalle, Maurice de Vlaminck, Gerhard Richter, and Carl Larsson. After her are Gustave Caillebotte, Henry Fuseli, Pieter de Hooch, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Petrus Christus, and Emil Nolde.

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Among people born in 1886, Gerda Wegener ranks 16Before her are Marc Bloch, Manne Siegbahn, Karl Barth, Ernst Thälmann, Karl Polanyi, and René Guénon. After her are Wilhelm Furtwängler, Karl von Frisch, Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Gotthard Heinrici, George Mallory, and Theodor Morell. Among people deceased in 1940, Gerda Wegener ranks 15Before her are Robert Wadlow, Nikolai Yezhov, Emma Goldman, Carl Bosch, Peter Behrens, and Manuel Azaña. After her are Wladimir Köppen, Isaac Babel, Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, Spyridon Louis, and Italo Balbo.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Gerda Wegener ranks 57 out of 893Before her are Valdemar IV of Denmark (1320), Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye (850), Christian VI of Denmark (1699), Jørn Utzon (1918), Nicolas Steno (1638), and Anna Karina (1940). After her are Carl Nielsen (1865), Aage Bohr (1922), Abel, King of Denmark (1218), Mads Mikkelsen (1965), Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889), and Arne Jacobsen (1902).

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), Kurt Westergaard (1935), Michael Ancher (1849), Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (1783), Carl Bloch (1834), Asger Jorn (1914), and Jens Juel (1745).