James Thornhill

1675 - 1734

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Sir James Thornhill (25 July 1675 or 1676 – 4 May 1734) was an English painter of historical subjects working in the Italian baroque tradition. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Thornhill has received more than 147,191 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. James Thornhill is the 1,908th most popular painter (down from 1,663rd in 2019), the 4,649th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,637th in 2019) and the 108th most popular British Painter.

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  • 44.59

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 15

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.19

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.67

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year James Thornhill has had the most page views in the with 16,709 views, followed by French (1,437), and Russian (1,421). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Catalan (101.83%), Hindi (45.20%), and Ukrainian (40.63%)


Among painters, James Thornhill ranks 1,908 out of 2,023Before him are Gerald Scarfe, Mikhail Clodt von Jürgensburg, Yelena Polenova, Paul Nash, Maksymilian Gierymski, and Albert Pinkham Ryder. After him are William Kentridge, Maja Berezowska, Thalia Flora-Karavia, John Henry Twachtman, Abd al-Samad, and Guity Novin.

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Among people born in 1675, James Thornhill ranks 13Before him are Claude Alexandre de Bonneval, William Jones, Princess Sibylle of Saxe-Lauenburg, Guillaume Delisle, Samuel Clarke, and Frederick William, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.  Among people deceased in 1734, James Thornhill ranks 15Before him are Louise de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth, Johann Conrad Dippel, Domenico Trezzini, Danylo Apostol, Philippine Élisabeth d'Orléans, and Gavriil Golovkin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Thornhill ranks 4,649 out of 8,785Before him are Gerry Hitchens (1934), Keith Levene (1957), Long John Baldry (1941), Joseph Barcroft (1872), Flora Drummond (1878), and Moira Shearer (1926). After him are Les Ferdinand (1966), Emily Davies (1830), Alistair Petrie (1970), Zaida Ben-Yusuf (1869), Robert Morris (1734), and Thomas Pennant (1726).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, James Thornhill ranks 108Before him are Thomas Sully (1783), L. S. Lowry (1887), Barbara Bodichon (1827), Augustus John (1878), Gerald Scarfe (1936), and Paul Nash (1889). After him are Roland Penrose (1900), Luke Fildes (1843), William Beechey (1753), Tracey Emin (1963), Jack Butler Yeats (1871), and John Opie (1761).