Gustav Klimt

1862 - 1918

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Gustav Klimt (14 July 1862 – 6 February 1918) was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d'art. Klimt's primary subject was the female body, and his works are marked by a frank eroticism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustav Klimt has received more than 6,389,672 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 87 in 2019). Gustav Klimt is the 23rd most popular painter (down from 22nd in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Austria (up from 10th in 2019) and the most popular Austrian Painter.

Gustav Klimt is most famous for his paintings of women, which are often characterized by a sense of eroticism.

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Over the past year Gustav Klimt has had the most page views in the with 874,363 views, followed by German (298,873), and Spanish (220,589). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Arabic (171.16%), Belarusian (136.48%), and Kurdish (Kurmanji) (133.14%)


Among painters, Gustav Klimt ranks 23 out of 2,023Before him are Sandro Botticelli, El Greco, Diego Velázquez, Paul Gauguin, Piet Mondrian, and Titian. After him are Donatello, Eugène Delacroix, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Édouard Manet, Wassily Kandinsky, and Hieronymus Bosch.

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Among people born in 1862, Gustav Klimt ranks 1After him are Claude Debussy, Maurice Maeterlinck, David Hilbert, Philipp Lenard, Gerhart Hauptmann, Allvar Gullstrand, Arthur Schnitzler, O. Henry, Aristide Briand, Hilma af Klint, and Niko Pirosmani. Among people deceased in 1918, Gustav Klimt ranks 2Before him is Nicholas II of Russia. After him are Abdul Hamid II, Gavrilo Princip, Claude Debussy, Manfred von Richthofen, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Mehmed V, Guillaume Apollinaire, Egon Schiele, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, and Georg Cantor.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Gustav Klimt ranks 8 out of 1,424Before him are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756), Marie Antoinette (1755), Maria Theresa (1717), Joseph Haydn (1732), Franz Schubert (1797), and Franz Liszt (1811). After him are Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830), Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (1791), Stefan Zweig (1881), Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889), and Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1863).

Among PAINTERS In Austria

Among painters born in Austria, Gustav Klimt ranks 1After him are Egon Schiele (1890), Oskar Kokoschka (1886), Angela Hitler (1883), Friedrich von Amerling (1803), Koloman Moser (1868), Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (1793), Hans Makart (1840), Raoul Hausmann (1886), Peter Fendi (1796), Moritz von Schwind (1804), and Peter Johann Nepomuk Geiger (1805).