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William Hogarth

1697 - 1764

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William Hogarth (; 10 November 1697 – 26 October 1764) was an English painter, engraver, pictorial satirist, social critic, editorial cartoonist and occasional writer on art. His work ranges from realistic portraiture to comic strip-like series of pictures called "modern moral subjects", and he is perhaps best known for his series A Harlot's Progress, A Rake's Progress and Marriage A-la-Mode. Knowledge of his work is so pervasive that satirical political illustrations in this style are often referred to as "Hogarthian".Hogarth was born in London to a lower-middle-class family. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Hogarth has received more than 1,566,797 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). William Hogarth is the 153rd most popular painter (up from 230th in 2019), the 337th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 517th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular British Painter.

William Hogarth is most famous for his series of paintings called the "Rake's Progress" which is a series of paintings that show the story of a young man who spends his life drinking, gambling, and womanizing.

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Among painters, William Hogarth ranks 153 out of 1,421Before him are Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Filippino Lippi, Otto Dix, Lavinia Fontana, Utamaro, and Gentile Bellini. After him are Jacob van Ruisdael, Antonello da Messina, Maurice Utrillo, Frédéric Bazille, Jacob Jordaens, and Jean-Léon Gérôme.

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Among people born in 1697, William Hogarth ranks 3Before him are Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor and Canaletto. After him are Antoine François Prévost, Johann Joachim Quantz, Jean-Marie Leclair, Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Mahmud Hotak, Louise Hippolyte, Princess of Monaco, Faustina Bordoni, Nicola Salvi, and Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville. Among people deceased in 1764, William Hogarth ranks 4Before him are Madame de Pompadour, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and Ivan VI of Russia. After him are Christian Goldbach, Pietro Locatelli, Jean-Marie Leclair, Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Johann Mattheson, Erik Pontoppidan, Francesco Algarotti, and William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, William Hogarth ranks 337 out of 7,765Before him are Rudolf Abel (1903), Gertrude Bell (1868), Anne, Princess Royal (1950), Bartholomew Roberts (1682), Rod Stewart (1945), and Henry Moseley (1887). After him are Christopher Marlowe (1564), Enid Blyton (1897), Vivienne Westwood (1941), Ian Gillan (1945), Marie of Romania (1875), and Tristan (535).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, William Hogarth ranks 3Before him are J. M. W. Turner (1775) and John Constable (1776). After him are Thomas Gainsborough (1727), Joshua Reynolds (1723), John Everett Millais (1829), Louis Wain (1860), Leonora Carrington (1917), Richard Hamilton (1922), William Holman Hunt (1827), Frederic Leighton (1830), and John Tenniel (1820).