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James Gillray

1756 - 1815

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James Gillray (13 August 1756 – 1 June 1815) was a British caricaturist and printmaker famous for his etched political and social satires, mainly published between 1792 and 1810. Many of his works are held at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Gillray has been called "the father of the political cartoon", with his works satirizing George III, Napoleon, prime ministers and generals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Gillray has received more than 460,667 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. James Gillray is the 855th most popular painter (down from 785th in 2019), the 1,771st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,617th in 2019) and the 29th most popular British Painter.

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Among painters, James Gillray ranks 855 out of 1,421Before him are François-André Vincent, Franz von Bayros, Christen Købke, Jean Metzinger, Anton Graff, and Władysław Strzemiński. After him are Gyula Benczúr, Jacek Malczewski, Charles Joshua Chaplin, Francesc Ribalta, Johann Froben, and Cigoli.

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Among people born in 1756, James Gillray ranks 19Before him are Wojciech Żywny, Bernard Germain de Lacépède, Duke Louis of Württemberg, Jacques-Nicolas Billaud-Varenne, Thomas Rowlandson, and Jérôme Pétion de Villeneuve. After him are Paul Wranitzky, Federico Gravina, Vincent-Marie Viénot, Count of Vaublanc, John Loudon McAdam, Abbé Faria, and Guillaume-Antoine Olivier. Among people deceased in 1815, James Gillray ranks 16Before him are Guillaume Brune, José María Morelos, 9th Dalai Lama, Smithson Tennant, Prince Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, and Frederick William, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. After him are Torii Kiyonaga, Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann, Matthias Claudius, Guillaume Philibert Duhesme, Carl Johan Adlercreutz, and Francesco Bartolozzi.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Gillray ranks 1,771 out of 7,765Before him are Edith Tolkien (1889), George Whitefield (1714), Peter Capaldi (1958), Jack W. Szostak (1952), Naomie Harris (1976), and John Adams (1767). After him are Edward Balliol (1283), Augustus Pugin (1812), Bill Foulkes (1932), Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington (1673), Keith Flint (1969), and Orderic Vitalis (1075).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, James Gillray ranks 29Before him are Thomas Rowlandson (1756), Richard Parkes Bonington (1801), Walter Crane (1845), Herbert James Draper (1863), John Collier (1850), and Arthur Rackham (1867). After him are Vanessa Bell (1879), Frank Dicksee (1853), George Frederic Watts (1817), Arthur Hughes (1832), Barbara Hepworth (1903), and Richard Wilson (1714).