Gustav Vigeland

1869 - 1943

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Gustav Vigeland (11 April 1869 – 12 March 1943), born as Adolf Gustav Thorsen, was a Norwegian sculptor. Gustav Vigeland occupies a special position among Norwegian sculptors, both in the power of his creative imagination and in his productivity. He is most associated with the Vigeland installation (Vigelandsanlegget) in Frogner Park, Oslo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustav Vigeland has received more than 314,884 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Gustav Vigeland is the 27th most popular sculptor (up from 39th in 2019), the 41st most popular biography from Norway (up from 54th in 2019) and the most popular Norwegian Sculptor.

Gustav Vigeland is most famous for his sculptures and artwork. He was the sculptor of the Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, Norway.

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Over the past year Gustav Vigeland has had the most page views in the with 37,665 views, followed by German (14,806), and French (7,021). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Tajik (234.62%), Breton (53.33%), and Persian (52.33%)


Among sculptors, Gustav Vigeland ranks 27 out of 258Before him are Luca della Robbia, Alessandro Algardi, Giovanni Pisano, Alexander Calder, Andrea Pisano, and Paul Landowski. After him are Leochares, Rosa Bonheur, Antoine Bourdelle, Andrea della Robbia, Claus Sluter, and Jean-Antoine Houdon.

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Among people born in 1869, Gustav Vigeland ranks 23Before him are Calouste Gulbenkian, Siegfried Wagner, Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria, Rudolf Otto, Karl Seitz, and Felix Salten. After him are Maud of Wales, Kasturba Gandhi, Prince George of Greece and Denmark, Emilio Aguinaldo, Prince Emanuele Filiberto, Duke of Aosta, and Albert Roussel. Among people deceased in 1943, Gustav Vigeland ranks 24Before him are Nikolai Vavilov, Max Wertheimer, Alexandre Yersin, Maurice Denis, Julius Fučík, and Beatrix Potter. After him are Max Reinhardt, Jean Moulin, Leslie Howard, Etty Hillesum, Infanta Maria Josepha of Portugal, and Hans Scholl.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Gustav Vigeland ranks 41 out of 1,039Before him are Christian Lous Lange (1869), Peder Severin Krøyer (1851), Magnus IV of Sweden (1316), Haakon the Good (918), Lars Onsager (1903), and Magnus the Good (1024). After him are Haakon IV of Norway (1204), Trygve Haavelmo (1911), Sophus Lie (1842), Ivar Giaever (1929), Oda Krohg (1860), and Johan Halvorsen (1864).

Among SCULPTORS In Norway

Among sculptors born in Norway, Gustav Vigeland ranks 1After him are Knut Steen (1924).