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 557,109 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Josiah Wedgwood is the 36th most popular designer (up from 37th in 2019), the 1,327th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,364th in 2019) and the 6th most popular British Designer.

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Among designers, Josiah Wedgwood ranks 36 out of 87Before him are Dieter Rams, Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, Miuccia Prada, Pierre Balmain, Alexander McQueen, and Battista Farina. After him are Adrian Frutiger, Jeanne Lanvin, Andokides painter, Milton Glaser, Luigi Colani, and Beau Brummell.

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Among people born in 1730, Josiah Wedgwood ranks 7Before him are Alexander Suvorov, Charles Messier, Johann Georg Hamann, Étienne Bézout, Jan Ingenhousz, and Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova. After him are Prince Francis Xavier of Saxony, Prince Augustus Ferdinand of Prussia, Antonio Sacchini, Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, William Hamilton, and Otto Friedrich Müller. Among people deceased in 1795, Josiah Wedgwood ranks 12Before him are Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville, Carl Michael Bellman, Ahilyabai Holkar, Honoré III, Prince of Monaco, Georg Benda, and Samuel Wallis. After him are Archduke Alexander Leopold of Austria, Charles II August, Duke of Zweibrücken, Antonio de Ulloa, Pieter Boddaert, James Boswell, and Jakob Friedrich Ehrhart.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Josiah Wedgwood ranks 1,327 out of 6,924Before him are Andy Summers (1942), John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury (1384), John Boorman (1933), Andrew Lincoln (1973), Idris Elba (1972), and John Boyd Orr (1880). After him are Claire Bloom (1931), Charlotte, Princess Royal (1766), David Thewlis (1963), Michael Scot (1175), Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge (1375), and Steven Berkoff (1937).

Among DESIGNERS In United Kingdom

Among designers born in United Kingdom, Josiah Wedgwood ranks 6Before him are William Morris (1834), Thomas Andrews (1873), Thomas Chippendale (1718), Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868), and Alexander McQueen (1969). After him are Beau Brummell (1778), John Baskerville (1706), Laura Ashley (1925), Storm Thorgerson (1944), Yvonne Blake (1940), and Jony Ive (1967).