Thomas Nast

1840 - 1902

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Thomas Nast (; German: [nast]; September 27, 1840 – December 7, 1902) was a German-born American caricaturist and editorial cartoonist often considered to be the "Father of the American Cartoon". He was a critic of Democratic Representative "Boss" Tweed and the Tammany Hall Democratic party political machine. Among his notable works were the creation of the modern version of Santa Claus (based on the traditional German figures of Sankt Nikolaus and Weihnachtsmann) and the political symbol of the elephant for the Republican Party (GOP). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Nast has received more than 993,678 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Thomas Nast is the 56th most popular journalist (down from 54th in 2019), the 3,314th most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,742nd in 2019) and the 6th most popular German Journalist.

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Among journalists, Thomas Nast ranks 56 out of 129Before him are Pavlo Chubynsky, Ernst Haas, Marcelo H. del Pilar, Bill Brandt, Francesco Alberoni, and Dith Pran. After him are Ramón Emeterio Betances, Mauricio Funes, Jon Ola Sand, Jacob Riis, Norbert Haug, and Vladislav Listyev.

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Among people born in 1840, Thomas Nast ranks 56Before him are Viktor Knorre, Helena Modjeska, William Graham Sumner, Theodor Philipsen, Émile Duclaux, and Chief Joseph. After him are Francišak Bahuševič, Franco Faccio, Victorino de la Plaza, Hermann Goetz, Simeon Solomon, and Charles Warren. Among people deceased in 1902, Thomas Nast ranks 46Before him are Princess Friederike of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Ivan Yarkovsky, Lazarus Fuchs, Bret Harte, Richard Leach Maddox, and Mark Antokolsky. After him are Andrejs Pumpurs, Antanas Baranauskas, Frederick Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, Hervé Faye, Princess Bathildis of Anhalt-Dessau, and Dmitry Sipyagin.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Thomas Nast ranks 3,314 out of 5,289Before him are Maximilian Harden (1861), Albrecht Ritschl (1822), Johann Friedrich Julius Schmidt (1825), Waldemar Cierpinski (1950), Johann Jakob Kaup (1803), and Heinrich Zimmer (1890). After him are August Batsch (1761), Princess Amelia of Great Britain (1711), Salomon Müller (1804), Hermann, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1832), Max von Schillings (1868), and Jakob Emanuel Lange (1864).

Among JOURNALISTS In Germany

Among journalists born in Germany, Thomas Nast ranks 6Before him are Gerda Taro (1910), Beate Klarsfeld (1939), Alfred Eisenstaedt (1898), Aenne Burda (1909), and Bill Brandt (1904). After him are Norbert Haug (1952), Anja Niedringhaus (1965), and Bogna Koreng (1965).