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Lars Vilks

1946 - 2021

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Lars Endel Roger Vilks (20 June 1946 – 3 October 2021) was a Swedish visual artist and activist who was known for the controversy surrounding his drawings of Muhammad. Many years earlier he had created the sculptures Nimis and Arx, made of driftwood and rock, respectively. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lars Vilks has received more than 473,095 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Lars Vilks is the 20th most popular sculptor (up from 128th in 2019), the 81st most popular biography from Sweden (up from 410th in 2019) and the most popular Swedish Sculptor.

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Among sculptors, Lars Vilks ranks 20 out of 189Before him are Scopas, Alexander Calder, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, Giambologna, Marie Tussaud, and Henry Moore. After him are Jacopo Sansovino, Luca della Robbia, Nicola Pisano, Paul Landowski, Andrea Pisano, and Giovanni Pisano.

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Among people born in 1946, Lars Vilks ranks 52Before him are Robert Fripp, Masoud Barzani, Charles Dance, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Arrigo Sacchi, and André the Giant. After him are Talia Shire, Sally Field, Bob Beamon, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, Jang Song-thaek, and Dolly Parton. Among people deceased in 2021, Lars Vilks ranks 28Before him are Aaron T. Beck, Nathalie Delon, Wilbur Smith, Richard Rogers, Sonny Chiba, and Mohamed Hussein Tantawi. After him are Donald Rumsfeld, Carlos Menem, Anne Rice, Abimael Guzmán, Bernard Haitink, and Steven Weinberg.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Lars Vilks ranks 81 out of 1,612Before him are Louise of Sweden (1851), Marie Taglioni (1804), Haakon VI of Norway (1340), Eyvind Johnson (1900), Eric the Victorious (945), and Anders Zorn (1860). After him are Alva Myrdal (1902), Bibi Andersson (1935), Charles VIII of Sweden (1409), Harry Martinson (1904), Jenny Lind (1820), and Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1700).

Among SCULPTORS In Sweden

Among sculptors born in Sweden, Lars Vilks ranks 1After him are Claes Oldenburg (1929), Carl Milles (1875), and Johan Tobias Sergel (1740).