Godfrey Kneller

1646 - 1723

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Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1st Baronet (born Gottfried Kniller; 8 August 1646 – 19 October 1723) was a German-British painter. The leading portraitist in England during the late Stuart and early Georgian eras, he served as court painter to successive English and British monarchs, including Charles II of England and George I of Great Britain. Kneller also painted scientists such as Isaac Newton, foreign monarchs such as Louis XIV of France and visitors to England such as Michael Shen Fu-Tsung. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Godfrey Kneller has received more than 401,389 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Godfrey Kneller is the 468th most popular painter (up from 575th in 2019), the 1,269th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,569th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular German Painter.

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Over the past year Godfrey Kneller has had the most page views in the with 48,482 views, followed by Russian (7,616), and Spanish (4,847). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Belarusian (116.30%), Ukrainian (82.27%), and Breton (43.03%)


Among painters, Godfrey Kneller ranks 468 out of 2,023Before him are Matthäus Merian, James Tissot, Pierre Puget, Giovanni Boldini, Jacopo de' Barbari, and Hans Holbein the Elder. After him are Melozzo da Forlì, Abraham Brueghel, Louise Abbéma, Mariotto Albertinelli, Hannah Höch, and Balthasar van der Ast.

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Among people born in 1646, Godfrey Kneller ranks 9Before him are Ismail Ibn Sharif, Jules Hardouin-Mansart, Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Antoine Galland, John Flamsteed, and Tokugawa Tsunayoshi. After him are Maria Francisca of Savoy, Hortense Mancini, Alexandre Exquemelin, Charles Plumier, Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, and Élisabeth Marguerite d'Orléans. Among people deceased in 1723, Godfrey Kneller ranks 7Before him are Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Christopher Wren, Dimitrie Cantemir, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, and Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. After him are Anne Christine of Sulzbach, Princess of Piedmont, Antonio Maria Valsalva, Praskovia Saltykova, Zanabazar, Guillaume Dubois, and Mariana Alcoforado.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Godfrey Kneller ranks 1,269 out of 7,253Before him are Philipp, Landgrave of Hesse (1896), Marita Koch (1957), Frederica Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt (1751), Gerda Christian (1913), Hans Holbein the Elder (1465), and Franz Gürtner (1881). After him are Georg Kerschensteiner (1854), Rudi Dutschke (1940), Maria Sophia of Neuburg (1666), Gerberga of Saxony (913), Charles III Philip, Elector Palatine (1661), and Luz Long (1913).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

Among painters born in Germany, Godfrey Kneller ranks 42Before him are Anna Maria van Schurman (1607), Erich Heckel (1883), Konrad Witz (1400), Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1884), Anselm Feuerbach (1829), and Hans Holbein the Elder (1465). After him are Hannah Höch (1889), Wilhelm Busch (1832), Heinz Linge (1913), Michael Wolgemut (1434), Georg Baselitz (1938), and Anton von Werner (1843).