Lili Elbe

1882 - 1931

Lili Elbe

Lili Ilse Elvenes (28 December 1882 – 13 September 1931), better known as Lili Elbe, was a Danish transgender woman, and among the early recipients of sex reassignment surgery. She was a successful painter under her birth name Einar Magnus Andreas Wegener. After transitioning in 1930, she changed her legal name to Lili Ilse Elvenes and stopped painting; she later adopted the surname Elbe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lili Elbe has received more than 5,804,142 page views. Her biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 81st most popular painter.

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Among painters, Lili Elbe ranks 81 out of 1,258Before her are Max Ernst, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Jean-Antoine Watteau, Honoré Daumier, Paolo Uccello, and Cimabue. After her are François Boucher, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Ilya Repin, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, and Matthias Grünewald.

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Among people born in 1882, Lili Elbe ranks 9Before her are James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Wilhelm Keitel, Georges Braque, Sigrid Undset, and Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden. After her are Ion Antonescu, Georgi Dimitrov, Max Born, Günther von Kluge, Emmy Noether, and Kurt von Schleicher. Among people deceased in 1931, Lili Elbe ranks 5Before her are Thomas Edison, Khalil Gibran, Anna Pavlova, and Gustave Le Bon. After her are Otto Wallach, Arthur Schnitzler, Albert A. Michelson, Geli Raubal, Erik Axel Karlfeldt, George Herbert Mead, and Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Lili Elbe ranks 12 out of 579Before her are Sigrid Undset (1882), Björn Ironside (800), Vitus Bering (1681), Ole Rømer (1644), Christian VII of Denmark (1749), and Margaret I of Denmark (1353). After her are Christian IV of Denmark (1577), Christian II of Denmark (1481), Sweyn Forkbeard (960), Karl Adolph Gjellerup (1857), George I of Greece (1845), and Saxo Grammaticus (1150).

Among PAINTERS In Denmark

Among painters born in Denmark, Lili Elbe ranks 1After her are Gerda Wegener (1886), Nicolai Abildgaard (1743), Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864), Michael Ancher (1849), Asger Jorn (1914), Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (1783), Anna Ancher (1859), Carl Bloch (1834), Jens Juel (1745), Per Kirkeby (1938), and Christen Købke (1810).

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