Wilhelm Busch

1832 - 1908

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Heinrich Christian Wilhelm Busch (14 April 1832 – 9 January 1908) was a German humorist, poet, illustrator, and painter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm Busch has received more than 261,148 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. Wilhelm Busch is the 499th most popular painter (down from 408th in 2019), the 1,350th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,181st in 2019) and the 44th most popular German Painter.

Wilhelm Busch is most famous for his book "Max and Moritz".

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Among painters, Wilhelm Busch ranks 499 out of 2,023Before him are Richard Hamilton, Philips Wouwerman, Jacopo Amigoni, Guo Xi, Maria Prymachenko, and Hubert Robert. After him are Heinz Linge, Cima da Conegliano, Giulio Clovio, Anna Boch, Sesshū Tōyō, and Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller.

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Among people born in 1832, Wilhelm Busch ranks 24Before him are Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia, Andrew Dickson White, Osman Nuri Pasha, Michel Bréal, Felice Beato, and Alfred von Waldersee. After him are Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier, Émile Gaboriau, Henry Steel Olcott, Nikolay Pavlovich Ignatyev, Hudson Taylor, and William Le Baron Jenney. Among people deceased in 1908, Wilhelm Busch ranks 19Before him are Luís Filipe, Prince Royal of Portugal, Victorien Sardou, Machado de Assis, Butch Cassidy, Radoje Domanović, and Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany. After him are Mikhail Chigorin, Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia, Enomoto Takeaki, Henry Campbell-Bannerman, Pat Garrett, and Jonas Lie.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm Busch ranks 1,350 out of 7,253Before him are Ludwig Prandtl (1875), Franz von Hipper (1863), Hans Staden (1525), Maria Josepha Amalia of Saxony (1803), Louis I, Grand Duke of Hesse (1753), and Prince Joachim of Prussia (1890). After him are Hugo Schmeisser (1884), Thomas Abbt (1738), Heinz Linge (1913), Christian Gottlob Neefe (1748), Ernst Chladni (1756), and Hans Baur (1897).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

Among painters born in Germany, Wilhelm Busch ranks 44Before him are Konrad Witz (1400), Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1884), Anselm Feuerbach (1829), Hans Holbein the Elder (1465), Godfrey Kneller (1646), and Hannah Höch (1889). After him are Heinz Linge (1913), Michael Wolgemut (1434), Georg Baselitz (1938), Anton von Werner (1843), Albert Bierstadt (1830), and Peter von Cornelius (1784).