Ilon Wikland

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Maire-Ilon Wikland (née Pääbo; born February 5, 1930) is an Estonian-born Swedish artist and illustrator.Wikland was born in Tartu, Estonia and raised in Haapsalu, Lääne County on Estonia's Baltic coast. In 1944 she escaped with the family of a classmate from the second Soviet occupation of Estonia, to Sweden, where she arrived as a refugee. In 1953 Wikland applied for a job as illustrator at Rabén & Sjögren. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ilon Wikland has received more than 39,673 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Ilon Wikland is the 1,258th most popular religious figure (down from 1,252nd in 2019), the 35th most popular biography from Estonia (up from 37th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Religious Figure.

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  • 21

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  • 6.94

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  • 1.62

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Among religious figures, Ilon Wikland ranks 1,258 out of 2,238Before her are Antipope Sylvester IV, Reginald Lee, Thomas of Villanova, Ahijah the Shilonite, Eulogius of Córdoba, and Oswald of Northumbria. After her are Amphilochius of Iconium, Wolf Messing, Theophilus Presbyter, Babylas of Antioch, George Alencherry, and Macrina the Younger.

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Among people born in 1930, Ilon Wikland ranks 146Before her are Ahmed Zaki Yamani, Jasper Johns, Anisa Makhlouf, Bo Widerberg, Georgiy Daneliya, and James Baker. After her are Oleg Popov, Dani Karavan, Robert Culp, Fritz Wunderlich, Lina Kostenko, and Rudolf E. Kálmán.

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In Estonia

Among people born in Estonia, Ilon Wikland ranks 35 out of 310Before her are Neeme Järvi (1937), Jaan Kross (1920), Johan Laidoner (1884), Siim Kallas (1948), Georg Wilhelm Richmann (1711), and Lydia Koidula (1843). After her are Jaan Kaplinski (1941), Anton Hansen Tammsaare (1878), Bernhard Schmidt (1879), Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven (1914), Jüri Lossmann (1891), and Hermann von Keyserling (1880).


Among religious figures born in Estonia, Ilon Wikland ranks 2Before her are Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow (1929). After her are Alexander Vostokov (1781).