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Josiah Wedgwood

1730 - 1795

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Josiah Wedgwood (12 July 1730 – 3 January 1795) was an English potter, entrepreneur and abolitionist. Founding the Wedgwood company in 1759, he developed improved pottery bodies by systematic experimentation, and was the leader in the industrialisation of the manufacture of European pottery.The renewed classical enthusiasms of the late 1760s and early 1770s were of major importance to his sales promotion. His expensive goods were in much demand from the upper classes, while he used emulation effects to market cheaper sets to the rest of society. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Josiah Wedgwood has received more than 728,869 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Josiah Wedgwood is the 41st most popular designer (down from 36th in 2019), the 1,540th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,326th in 2019) and the 7th most popular British Designer.

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Among designers, Josiah Wedgwood ranks 41 out of 86Before him are Giambattista Bodoni, Alexander McQueen, Jimmy Choo, Jeanne Lanvin, Beau Brummell, and Andokides painter. After him are Adrian Frutiger, Nicolas Jenson, Syd Mead, Diana Vreeland, Luigi Colani, and Georg Jensen.

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Among people born in 1730, Josiah Wedgwood ranks 12Before him are Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova, Prince Augustus Ferdinand of Prussia, Prince Francis Xavier of Saxony, Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Antonio Sacchini, and Pieter Boddaert. After him are Velu Nachiyar, James Bruce, William Hamilton, Motoori Norinaga, Louis Auguste Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, and William Hudson. Among people deceased in 1795, Josiah Wedgwood ranks 14Before him are Carl Michael Bellman, Honoré III, Prince of Monaco, Samuel Wallis, Ahilyabai Holkar, Archduke Alexander Leopold of Austria, and Pieter Boddaert. After him are Jakob Friedrich Ehrhart, Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, Antonio de Ulloa, James Boswell, Charles II August, Duke of Zweibrücken, and Michel Corrette.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Josiah Wedgwood ranks 1,540 out of 7,765Before him are Donald Maclean (1913), Channing Tatum (1980), Lulach (1030), Hubert Cecil Booth (1871), Peter Sutcliffe (1946), and George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (1608). After him are P. F. Strawson (1919), Princess Patricia of Connaught (1886), Jack Hawkins (1910), Julia Ormond (1965), Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817), and Matthew Boulton (1728).

Among DESIGNERS In United Kingdom

Among designers born in United Kingdom, Josiah Wedgwood ranks 7Before him are William Morris (1834), Thomas Andrews (1873), Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868), Thomas Chippendale (1718), Alexander McQueen (1969), and Beau Brummell (1778). After him are John Baskerville (1706), Paul Smith (1946), Storm Thorgerson (1944), Laura Ashley (1925), Jony Ive (1967), and Sandy Powell (1960).