Godfrey Kneller

1646 - 1723

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Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1st Baronet (born Gottfried Kniller; 8 August 1646 – 19 October 1723), was the leading portrait painter in England during the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and was court painter to English and British monarchs from Charles II to George I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Godfrey Kneller has received more than 241,625 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Godfrey Kneller is the 626th most popular painter (up from 646th in 2019), the 1,703rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,607th in 2019) and the 59th most popular German Painter.

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Among painters, Godfrey Kneller ranks 626 out of 1,428Before him are Otto van Veen, Amédée Ozenfant, Jan Asselijn, Giovanni di Paolo, Karl von Piloty, and Masaaki Hatsumi. After him are Frans Floris, Jannis Kounellis, Max Pechstein, Bruce Nauman, Théophile Steinlen, and Leonid Pasternak.

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Among people born in 1646, Godfrey Kneller ranks 11Before him are Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Antoine Galland, John Flamsteed, Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Maria Francisca of Savoy, and Hortense Mancini. After him are Charles Plumier, Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, Johann Theile, Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Glückel of Hameln, and Paul Hermann. Among people deceased in 1723, Godfrey Kneller ranks 8Before him are Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Christopher Wren, Dimitrie Cantemir, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Praskovia Saltykova. After him are Anne Christine of Sulzbach, Princess of Piedmont, Zanabazar, Guillaume Dubois, Mariana Alcoforado, Joseph Clemens of Bavaria, and Antonio Maria Valsalva.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Godfrey Kneller ranks 1,703 out of 5,289Before him are Carl Ludwig (1816), William Ernest, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1876), Karl von Piloty (1826), Uri Avnery (1923), Carl Ludwig Willdenow (1765), and Hanns Heinz Ewers (1871). After him are Georg Lindemann (1884), Henry Raspe, Landgrave of Thuringia (1204), Princess Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt (1736), Max Skladanowsky (1863), Frederick III, Landgrave of Thuringia (1332), and Johann Ludwig Bach (1677).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

Among painters born in Germany, Godfrey Kneller ranks 59Before him are Heinrich Füger (1751), Hans Richter (1888), Wols (1913), Oswald Achenbach (1827), Joachim von Sandrart (1606), and Karl von Piloty (1826). After him are Max Pechstein (1881), Charlotte Salomon (1917), Felix Nussbaum (1904), Anton von Werner (1843), Andreas Achenbach (1815), and Hans Hartung (1904).