Kurt Westergaard

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Kurt Westergaard (born Kurt Vestergaard; 13 July 1935 – 14 July 2021) was a Danish cartoonist. In 2005 he drew a cartoon of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, wearing a bomb in his turban as a part of the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons, which triggered several assassinations and murders committed by Islamists around the world, diplomatic conflicts, and state-organized riots and attacks on Western embassies with several dead in Muslim countries. After the drawing of the cartoon, Westergaard received numerous death threats and was a target of assassination attempts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kurt Westergaard has received more than 252,180 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Kurt Westergaard is the 893rd most popular painter (down from 820th in 2019), the 242nd most popular biography from Denmark (down from 213th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Danish Painter.

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Among painters, Kurt Westergaard ranks 893 out of 1,428Before him are Anthon van Rappard, Antonio Ciseri, Marcel Broodthaers, Marie Krøyer, Adolf Wölfli, and Vanessa Bell. After him are Sam Francis, Cornelis van Poelenburgh, Jean-Baptiste van Loo, Joseph Ducreux, Jan Porcellis, and Nicolas-Jacques Conté.

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Among people born in 1935, Kurt Westergaard ranks 147Before him are Walter De Maria, Samak Sundaravej, Ghita Nørby, Lajos Tichy, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, and Michael Walzer. After him are Herb Alpert, Seymour Cassel, Norbert Blüm, Lola Novaković, Yakov Sinai, and Ken Kercheval.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Kurt Westergaard ranks 242 out of 783Before him are Ditlev Gothard Monrad (1811), Mette Frederiksen (1977), Jens Otto Krag (1914), Sigmundur Brestisson (961), Ove Høegh-Guldberg (1731), and Marie Krøyer (1867). After him are Jan Gehl (1936), Ernst Reuter (1889), Martin Knudsen (1871), Princess Louise of Denmark (1726), Ole Worm (1588), and Dorothea of Denmark, Electress Palatine (1520).

Among PAINTERS In Denmark

Among painters born in Denmark, Kurt Westergaard ranks 15Before him are Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (1783), Michael Ancher (1849), Jens Juel (1745), Per Kirkeby (1938), Christen Købke (1810), and Marie Krøyer (1867). After him are Wilhelm Marstrand (1810), Laurits Tuxen (1853), Carl-Henning Pedersen (1913), Theodor Philipsen (1840), Lorenz Frølich (1820), and Albert Küchler (1803).