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Salomon Gessner

1730 - 1788

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Salomon Gessner (1 April 1730 – 2 March 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 37,275 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Salomon Gessner is the 1,108th most popular painter (down from 1,006th in 2019), the 291st most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 263rd in 2019) and the 25th most popular Swiss Painter.

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Among painters, Salomon Gessner ranks 1,108 out of 1,421Before him are Auguste Herbin, Girolamo Savoldo, Max Slevogt, Harriet Backer, Vitale da Bologna, and Jesús Rafael Soto. After him are Francesco Granacci, Franciabigio, Bonaventura Berlinghieri, George Romney, Oswaldo Guayasamín, and Emily Carr.

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Among people born in 1730, Salomon Gessner ranks 20Before him are James Bruce, William Hamilton, Motoori Norinaga, Louis Auguste Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, William Hudson, and Augustin Pajou. After him are Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, Otto Friedrich Müller, Johann Hedwig, Sophie von La Roche, Henry Clinton, and Princess Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Philippsthal. Among people deceased in 1788, Salomon Gessner ranks 22Before him are Charles Christian, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg, Giovanni Domenico Maraldi, François Joseph Paul de Grasse, Pierre André de Suffren, Infanta Mariana Victoria of Portugal, and Charles Wesley. After him are Emmanuel-Armand de Richelieu, duc d'Aiguillon, Francesco Zuccarelli, Benjamin Wilson, and John Whitehurst.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Salomon Gessner ranks 291 out of 876Before him are Aloïse Corbaz (1886), Paul Wild (1925), Doris Leuthard (1963), Raoul Pictet (1846), Peter Bieri (1944), and Jeanne Hersch (1910). After him are Daniel Schmid (1941), Anders Arborelius (1949), Ella Maillart (1903), Johann Kaspar Bluntschli (1808), Alexandre Calame (1810), and Silvio Moser (1941).

Among PAINTERS In Switzerland

Among painters born in Switzerland, Salomon Gessner ranks 25Before him are Giovanni Giacometti (1868), Adolf Wölfli (1864), Jacques-Laurent Agasse (1767), Bertha Wegmann (1847), Antonio Ciseri (1821), and Aloïse Corbaz (1886). After him are Alexandre Calame (1810), Hans Erni (1909), Karl Bodmer (1809), Pipilotti Rist (1962), Elizabeth Thompson (1846), and Milo Moiré (1986).