William Hogarth

1697 - 1764

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William Hogarth (; 10 November 1697 – 26 October 1764) was an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist. 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 1,381,028 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). William Hogarth is the 230th most popular painter (down from 134th in 2019), the 517th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 269th in 2019) and the 6th 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 230 out of 1,428Before him are Il Sodoma, August Macke, Balthus, Max Liebermann, Natalia Goncharova, and Pietro Lorenzetti. After him are Jan van Goyen, Gentile da Fabriano, Lorenzo Lotto, H. R. Giger, Georges Rouault, and Willem de Kooning.

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Among people born in 1697, William Hogarth ranks 4Before him are Canaletto, Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor, and Antoine François Prévost. After him are Johann Joachim Quantz, Jean-Marie Leclair, Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Louise Hippolyte, Princess of Monaco, Mahmud Hotak, Faustina Bordoni, Peter August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, and Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville. Among people deceased in 1764, William Hogarth ranks 5Before him are Madame de Pompadour, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Ivan VI of Russia, and Christian Goldbach. After him are Pietro Locatelli, Johann Mattheson, Jean-Marie Leclair, Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Erik Pontoppidan, William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, and Francesco Algarotti.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, William Hogarth ranks 517 out of 6,924Before him are Diana Wynne Jones (1934), Daniel Craig (1968), Frank Williams (1942), Maud of Wales (1869), Tony Iommi (1948), and Norman Haworth (1883). After him are James Francis Edward Stuart (1688), Kate Winslet (1975), Prince Andrew, Duke of York (1960), George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592), Daphne du Maurier (1907), and James II of Scotland (1430).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, William Hogarth ranks 6Before him are J. M. W. Turner (1775), John Constable (1776), Thomas Gainsborough (1727), John Everett Millais (1829), and Joshua Reynolds (1723). After him are Richard Hamilton (1922), William Holman Hunt (1827), Joseph Wright of Derby (1734), Leonora Carrington (1917), Frederic Leighton (1830), and John Tenniel (1820).