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Philippe Halsman

1906 - 1979

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Philippe Halsman (Latvian: Filips Halsmans, German: Philipp Halsmann; 2 May 1906 – 25 June 1979) was an American portrait photographer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philippe Halsman has received more than 614,973 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Philippe Halsman is the 31st most popular photographer (up from 34th in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Latvia (down from 27th in 2019) and the most popular Latvian Photographer.

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Among photographers, Philippe Halsman ranks 31 out of 105Before him are Elliott Erwitt, Robert Mapplethorpe, Roger Fenton, Peter Lindbergh, Irving Penn, and Lewis Hine. After him are Yousuf Karsh, Jan Saudek, Guillermo Kahlo, Edward Weston, Berenice Abbott, and Jacques Henri Lartigue.

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Among people born in 1906, Philippe Halsman ranks 99Before him are Giuseppe Siri, Georg Donatus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse, Louise Brooks, Edmond Debeaumarché, Curtis LeMay, and Phạm Văn Đồng. After him are Jack Churchill, Berthold, Margrave of Baden, George Sanders, José Figueres Ferrer, Junio Valerio Borghese, and Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. Among people deceased in 1979, Philippe Halsman ranks 66Before him are Nicos Poulantzas, Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry, Friedrich Ebert Jr., Heinz Reinefarth, Stein Rokkan, and Elizabeth Bishop. After him are Jacques Mesrine, Louis Durey, Richard Rodgers, Gio Ponti, Yukio Tsuda, and Gustavo Díaz Ordaz.

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In Latvia

Among people born in Latvia, Philippe Halsman ranks 29 out of 284Before him are Wolfgang Lüth (1913), Pauline Therese of Württemberg (1800), Duke Alexander of Württemberg (1804), Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz (1751), Pēteris Vasks (1946), and Frederick William, Duke of Courland (1692). After him are Frederick Casimir Kettler (1650), Jānis Lūsis (1939), Jānis Čakste (1859), Rainis (1865), Raimonds Pauls (1936), and Wilhelm Kettler (1574).


Among photographers born in Latvia, Philippe Halsman ranks 1