Salomon Gessner

1730 - 1788

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Salomon Gessner (1730–1788) was a Swiss painter, graphic artist, government official, newspaper publisher and poet; best known in the latter instance for his Idylls. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Salomon Gessner has received more than 25,467 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Salomon Gessner is the 1,007th most popular painter (down from 971st in 2019), the 263rd most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 250th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Swiss Painter.

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Among painters, Salomon Gessner ranks 1,007 out of 1,428Before him are Hans von Marées, Yehuda Pen, Lorenzo Lippi, Giovanni Fattori, Olga Boznańska, and Raden Saleh. After him are Félix Ziem, Gillis van Coninxloo, Hans Erni, Antonio López García, Pieter de Molijn, and Félix Bracquemond.

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Among people born in 1730, Salomon Gessner ranks 20Before him are Pieter Boddaert, Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, James Bruce, Motoori Norinaga, Johann Hedwig, and William Hudson. After him are Louis Auguste Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Augustin Pajou, Sophie von La Roche, Henry Clinton, and Princess Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Philippsthal. Among people deceased in 1788, Salomon Gessner ranks 21Before him are Charles Christian, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg, Toriyama Sekien, François Joseph Paul de Grasse, Charles Wesley, Infanta Mariana Victoria of Portugal, and Pierre André de Suffren. After him are Giovanni Domenico Maraldi, Emmanuel-Armand de Richelieu, duc d'Aiguillon, Francesco Zuccarelli, John Whitehurst, and Benjamin Wilson.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Salomon Gessner ranks 263 out of 749Before him are Nicolaus I Bernoulli (1687), Arthur Cravan (1887), Lisa Della Casa (1919), Didier Burkhalter (1960), Carl Lutz (1895), and Claude Nicollier (1944). After him are Werner Bischof (1916), Hans Erni (1909), Carl Jacob Burckhardt (1891), Walther Ritz (1878), Raoul Pictet (1846), and Abraham Trembley (1710).

Among PAINTERS In Switzerland

Among painters born in Switzerland, Salomon Gessner ranks 23Before him are Anton Graff (1736), Giovanni Giacometti (1868), Eugène Grasset (1845), Antonio Ciseri (1821), Adolf Wölfli (1864), and Jacques-Laurent Agasse (1767). After him are Hans Erni (1909), Alexandre Calame (1810), Bertha Wegmann (1847), Pipilotti Rist (1962), and Elizabeth Thompson (1846).