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Johann Kaspar Lavater

1741 - 1801

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Johann Kaspar (or Caspar) Lavater (Alemannic German: [ˈlɒːv̥ɒtər]; 15 November 1741 – 2 January 1801) was a Swiss poet, writer, philosopher, physiognomist and theologian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Kaspar Lavater has received more than 172,018 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Johann Kaspar Lavater is the 793rd most popular writer (up from 807th in 2019), the 79th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 74th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Swiss Writer.

Johann Kaspar Lavater was a Swiss theologian, poet, and natural scientist. He is most famous for his book "Physiognomy," which deals with the study of the relationship between facial features and character.

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Among writers, Johann Kaspar Lavater ranks 793 out of 5,755Before him are Artemidorus, John Fante, Wilhelm Hauff, Peter Weiss, Arrigo Boito, and Alejo Carpentier. After him are Fyodor Tyutchev, Ibn Hawqal, Wole Soyinka, Nonnus, Juliette Récamier, and Max Jacob.

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Among people born in 1741, Johann Kaspar Lavater ranks 9Before him are Angelica Kauffman, Peter Simon Pallas, Princess Isabella of Parma, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, and Emperor Momozono. After him are Jean-Antoine Houdon, Nicolas Chamfort, André Grétry, Andrea Luchesi, Benedict Arnold, and Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Among people deceased in 1801, Johann Kaspar Lavater ranks 7Before him are Paul I of Russia, Novalis, Domenico Cimarosa, Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria, Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia, and Archduchess Maria Clementina of Austria. After him are Carl Stamitz, Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden, Andrea Luchesi, Murad Bey, Benedict Arnold, and Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Johann Kaspar Lavater ranks 79 out of 876Before him are Lys Assia (1924), Félix Vallotton (1865), Daniel Bovet (1907), Niklaus Wirth (1934), K. Alex Müller (1927), and Alejo Carpentier (1904). After him are Heinrich Wölfflin (1864), Mario Botta (1943), Humbert I, Count of Savoy (980), Werner Arber (1929), Jean Tinguely (1925), and Louis, Duke of Savoy (1413).

Among WRITERS In Switzerland

Among writers born in Switzerland, Johann Kaspar Lavater ranks 10Before him are Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921), Karl Barth (1886), Robert Walser (1878), Max Frisch (1911), Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784), and Alejo Carpentier (1904). After him are Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905), Gottfried Keller (1819), Blaise Cendrars (1887), Annemarie Schwarzenbach (1908), Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz (1878), and Antoine-Henri Jomini (1779).