J. M. W. Turner

1775 - 1851

J. M. W. Turner

Joseph Mallord William Turner (23 April 1775 – 19 December 1851), known contemporarily as William Turner, was an English Romantic painter, printmaker and watercolourist. He is known for his expressive colourisations, imaginative landscapes and turbulent, often violent marine paintings. He left behind more than 550 oil paintings, 2,000 watercolours, and 30,000 works on paper. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. M. W. Turner has received more than 3,223,195 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 45th most popular painter.

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Among painters, J. M. W. Turner ranks 45 out of 1,258Before him are René Magritte, Masaccio, Tintoretto, Gustave Courbet, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. After him are Nicolas Poussin, Paul Klee, Anthony van Dyck, Caspar David Friedrich, Andrea del Verrocchio, and Fra Angelico.

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Among people born in 1775, J. M. W. Turner ranks 3Before him are Jane Austen and André-Marie Ampère. After him are Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, Eugène François Vidocq, Lucien Bonaparte, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Carlota Joaquina of Spain, Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach, Étienne-Louis Malus, and François-Adrien Boieldieu. Among people deceased in 1851, J. M. W. Turner ranks 2Before him is Hans Christian Ørsted. After him are Mary Shelley, Louis Daguerre, Marie Thérèse of France, James Fenimore Cooper, Jean-de-Dieu Soult, Karl Drais, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, Manuel Godoy, Princess Augusta of Bavaria, and Petar II Petrović-Njegoš.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, J. M. W. Turner ranks 61 out of 5,347Before him are Richard Burton (1925), Alfred the Great (849), John Stuart Mill (1806), Virginia Woolf (1882), Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900), and Thomas Robert Malthus (1766). After him are Edward Jenner (1749), Elizabeth Taylor (1932), Ragnar Lodbrok (null), John Dee (1527), William of Ockham (1285), and Harold Harefoot (1016).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, J. M. W. Turner ranks 1After him are John Constable (1776), William Hogarth (1697), John Everett Millais (1829), Joshua Reynolds (1723), Thomas Gainsborough (1727), William Holman Hunt (1827), Richard Hamilton (1922), Leonora Carrington (1917), Joseph Wright of Derby (1734), John Tenniel (1820), and Frederic Leighton (1830).