ARTIST

Hokusai

1760 - 1849

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Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾 北斎, c. 31 October 1760 – 10 May 1849), known simply as Hokusai, was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hokusai has received more than 2,067,470 page views. His biography is available in 142 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 137 in 2019). Hokusai is the most popular artist, the 2nd most popular biography from Japan (up from 4th in 2019) and the most popular Japanese Artist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 2.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 84.97

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 142

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.72

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.96

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among ARTISTS

Among artists, Hokusai ranks 1 out of 77. After him are Andy Warhol, Marcel Duchamp, Yoko Ono, M. C. Escher, Victor Vasarely, Hans Holbein the Younger, Jean Arp, Jusepe de Ribera, Joseph Beuys, Yves Klein, and Roy Lichtenstein.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1760, Hokusai ranks 1After him are Pope Leo XII, Henri de Saint-Simon, Jiaqing Emperor, Luigi Cherubini, François-Noël Babeuf, Camille Desmoulins, Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, Johan Gadolin, Alexandre de Beauharnais, August Neidhardt von Gneisenau, and Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein. Among people deceased in 1849, Hokusai ranks 4Before him are Frédéric Chopin, Edgar Allan Poe, and James K. Polk. After him are Johann Strauss I, Muhammad Ali of Egypt, Anne Brontë, William II of the Netherlands, Sándor Petőfi, France Prešeren, Charles Albert of Sardinia, and Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Hokusai ranks 2 out of 5,560. Before him are Hirohito (1901). After him are Hayao Miyazaki (1941), Akira Kurosawa (1910), Matsuo Bashō (1644), Akihito (1933), Emperor Meiji (1852), Miyamoto Musashi (1584), Oda Nobunaga (1534), Yoko Ono (1933), Haruki Murakami (1949), and Isoroku Yamamoto (1884).

Among ARTISTS In Japan

Among artists born in Japan, Hokusai ranks 1After him are Yoko Ono (1933), Hiroshige (1797), Akira Yoshizawa (1911), Yoshitaka Amano (1952), and Yoshitomo Nara (1959).