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 123,895 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Johann Kaspar Lavater is the 807th most popular writer (up from 841st in 2019), the 74th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 81st in 2019) and the 9th 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 807 out of 5,794Before him are Wilkie Collins, Stefan George, Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle, Publilius Syrus, Kang Youwei, and David Irving. After him are Heinrich Kramer, Tao Yuanming, Frank Wedekind, John Fowles, Pope Dionysius of Alexandria, and Madame de La Fayette.

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Among people born in 1741, Johann Kaspar Lavater ranks 8Before him are Henry Fuseli, Angelica Kauffman, Princess Isabella of Parma, Peter Simon Pallas, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, and Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. After him are Jean-Antoine Houdon, André Grétry, Nicolas Chamfort, Carl Linnaeus the Younger, Emperor Momozono, and Andrea Luchesi. Among people deceased in 1801, Johann Kaspar Lavater ranks 6Before him are Paul I of Russia, Novalis, Domenico Cimarosa, Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria, and Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia. After him are Archduchess Maria Clementina of Austria, Carl Stamitz, Andrea Luchesi, Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden, Murad Bey, and Benedict Arnold.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Johann Kaspar Lavater ranks 74 out of 749Before him are Alejo Carpentier (1904), K. Alex Müller (1927), Peter Zumthor (1943), Friedrich Miescher (1844), Heinrich Wölfflin (1864), and Niklaus Wirth (1934). After him are Roger Federer (1981), Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784), Brother Roger (1915), Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (1778), Daniel Bovet (1907), and Félix Vallotton (1865).

Among WRITERS In Switzerland

Among writers born in Switzerland, Johann Kaspar Lavater ranks 9Before him are Erich von Däniken (1935), Karl Barth (1886), Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921), Robert Walser (1878), Max Frisch (1911), and Alejo Carpentier (1904). After him are Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784), Gottfried Keller (1819), Blaise Cendrars (1887), Antoine-Henri Jomini (1779), Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905), and Annemarie Schwarzenbach (1908).