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 335,499 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). James Gillray is the 786th most popular painter (up from 848th in 2019), the 1,619th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,693rd in 2019) and the 24th most popular British Painter.

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Among painters, James Gillray ranks 786 out of 1,428Before him are Friedrich Wilhelm Schadow, Paul Renner, Jost Amman, Ambrosius Holbein, Vasily Polenov, and Albert van Ouwater. After him are Carolus-Duran, Spinello Aretino, Anton Graff, Walter Crane, Marie Bracquemond, and Roman Opałka.

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Among people born in 1756, James Gillray ranks 18Before him are Louis Henri, Prince of Condé, Wojciech Żywny, Jean-Baptiste Carrier, Jacques-Nicolas Billaud-Varenne, Vincent-Marie Viénot, Count of Vaublanc, and John Loudon McAdam. After him are Thomas Rowlandson, Jérôme Pétion de Villeneuve, Federico Gravina, Paul Wranitzky, Duke Louis of Württemberg, and Guillaume-Antoine Olivier. Among people deceased in 1815, James Gillray ranks 16Before him are Carsten Niebuhr, 9th Dalai Lama, Smithson Tennant, José María Morelos, Prince Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, and Frederick William, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. After him are Matthias Claudius, Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann, Torii Kiyonaga, William Nicholson, Guillaume Philibert Duhesme, and John Singleton Copley.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Gillray ranks 1,619 out of 6,924Before him are Algernon Blackwood (1869), Raymond Williams (1921), Eddie the Eagle (1963), John Kemp Starley (1854), Alan Sillitoe (1928), and William Kent (1685). After him are Terry Eagleton (1943), William Renshaw (1861), James Connolly (1868), Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington (1673), Gary Glitter (1944), and Christina Rossetti (1830).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, James Gillray ranks 24Before him are George Stubbs (1724), Arthur Rackham (1867), John Collier (1850), John William Godward (1861), Thomas Cole (1801), and Louis Wain (1860). After him are Walter Crane (1845), Effie Gray (1828), Thomas Rowlandson (1756), Frank Dicksee (1853), Herbert James Draper (1863), and Sidney Paget (1860).