Peter Perez Burdett

1734 - 1793

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Peter Perez Burdett (c. 1734 – 9 September 1793) was an 18th-century cartographer, surveyor, artist, and draughtsman originally from Eastwood in Essex where he inherited a small estate and chose the name Perez from the birth surname of his mather, his maternal grandfather was the clergyman there. He would have been notable just for his many appearances in Joseph Wright's pictures but he was also involved with numerous projects including surveying the route for one of the major projects of the industrial revolution, the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, in 1769. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Perez Burdett has received more than 29,310 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Peter Perez Burdett is the 1,954th most popular painter (down from 1,570th in 2019), the 5,185th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,599th in 2019) and the 121st most popular British Painter.

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Among painters, Peter Perez Burdett ranks 1,954 out of 2,023Before him are N. C. Wyeth, William Glackens, George Luks, Rebecca Solomon, Arthur Wesley Dow, and Thomas Baines. After him are Derek Riggs, Kenyon Cox, Edwin Lord Weeks, Worthington Whittredge, Elizabeth Catlett, and Wayne Thiebaud.

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Among people born in 1734, Peter Perez Burdett ranks 29Before him are Nicolaas Laurens Burman, Duchess Maria Anna Josepha of Bavaria, Francisco Bayeu y Subías, Ralph Abercromby, Giuseppe Piermarini, and Robert Morris. After him are Nizam Ali Khan, Asaf Jah II, and Thomas McKean. Among people deceased in 1793, Peter Perez Burdett ranks 50Before him are Anton Friedrich Büsching, Roger Sherman, Timur Shah Durrani, William Robertson, Johann August Ephraim Goeze, and Gilbert White.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Perez Burdett ranks 5,185 out of 8,785Before him are Alan Pardew (1961), Thomas Graham, 1st Baron Lynedoch (1748), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (1996), Harry Lloyd (1983), Dafydd ap Gwilym (1320), and Adrian Biddle (1952). After him are Gary Brabham (1961), Derek Riggs (1958), Vanessa Angel (1966), Bernice Rubens (1923), Andy McNab (1959), and John Claudius Loudon (1783).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, Peter Perez Burdett ranks 121Before him are Laura Knight (1877), William Duesbury (1725), Robert Peake the Elder (1551), Benjamin Wilson (1721), Rebecca Solomon (1832), and Thomas Baines (1820). After him are Derek Riggs (1958), William Nicholson (1872), David Payne (1843), Howard Hodgkin (1932), John Crome (1768), and John Sell Cotman (1782).