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Henry Fuseli

1741 - 1825

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Henry Fuseli ( FEW-zə-lee, few-ZEL-ee; German: Johann Heinrich Füssli [ˈfyːsli]; 7 February 1741 – 17 April 1825) was a Swiss painter, draughtsman and writer on art who spent much of his life in Britain. Many of his works, such as The Nightmare, deal with supernatural subject matter. He painted works for John Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery, and created his own "Milton Gallery". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Fuseli has received more than 691,906 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Henry Fuseli is the 172nd most popular painter (down from 169th in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 40th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Swiss Painter.

Henry Fuseli is most famous for his paintings of gothic and romantic themes, including "The Nightmare" and "The Demon Barber."

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Among painters, Henry Fuseli ranks 172 out of 1,421Before him are Niki de Saint Phalle, Maurice de Vlaminck, Gerhard Richter, Carl Larsson, Gerda Wegener, and Gustave Caillebotte. After him are Pieter de Hooch, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Petrus Christus, Emil Nolde, Angelica Kauffman, and Agostino Carracci.

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Among people born in 1741, Henry Fuseli ranks 2Before him is Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Angelica Kauffman, Peter Simon Pallas, Princess Isabella of Parma, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, Emperor Momozono, Johann Kaspar Lavater, Jean-Antoine Houdon, Nicolas Chamfort, and André Grétry. Among people deceased in 1825, Henry Fuseli ranks 8Before him are Alexander I of Russia, Antonio Salieri, Henri de Saint-Simon, Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria, Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies, and Pauline Bonaparte. After him are Jean Paul, Dmitry Bortniansky, Laskarina Bouboulina, Vivant Denon, Bernard Germain de Lacépède, and Franz-Joseph Müller von Reichenstein.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Henry Fuseli ranks 42 out of 876Before him are Johannes Itten (1888), Eugen Bleuler (1857), Emil Theodor Kocher (1841), Auguste Piccard (1884), Heinrich Rohrer (1933), and Benjamin Constant (1767). After him are Hermann Rorschach (1884), Albert I of Germany (1255), Robert Walser (1878), Angelica Kauffman (1741), Joan Gamper (1877), and Albert II, Duke of Austria (1298).

Among PAINTERS In Switzerland

Among painters born in Switzerland, Henry Fuseli ranks 4Before him are Paul Klee (1879), Arnold Böcklin (1827), and Johannes Itten (1888). After him are Angelica Kauffman (1741), H. R. Giger (1940), Ferdinand Hodler (1853), Félix Vallotton (1865), Bernardino Luini (1475), Albert Anker (1831), Jean-Étienne Liotard (1702), and Matthäus Merian (1593).