Albrecht Altdorfer

1480 - 1538

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Albrecht Altdorfer (c. 1480—12 February 1538) was a German painter, engraver and architect of the Renaissance working in Regensburg, Bavaria. Along with Lucas Cranach the Elder and Wolf Huber he is regarded to be the main representative of the Danube School, setting biblical and historical subjects against landscape backgrounds of expressive colours. He is remarkable as one of the first artists to take an interest in landscape as an independent subject. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albrecht Altdorfer has received more than 182,563 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Albrecht Altdorfer is the 128th most popular painter (up from 130th in 2019), the 297th most popular biography from Germany (down from 292nd in 2019) and the 9th most popular Painter.

Albrecht Altdorfer is most famous for his painting, "The Battle of Alexander at Issus."

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Among painters, Albrecht Altdorfer ranks 128 out of 1,421Before him are Charles Le Brun, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Parmigianino, and Juan Gris. After him are Odilon Redon, John Constable, Franz Marc, Francis Bacon, Robert Delaunay, and Jan Brueghel the Elder.

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Among people born in 1480, Albrecht Altdorfer ranks 5Before him are Ferdinand Magellan, Lucrezia Borgia, Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy, and Matthias Grünewald. After him are Johann Georg Faust, Lorenzo Lotto, Götz von Berlichingen, Joachim Patinir, Philibert II, Duke of Savoy, Pier Gerlofs Donia, and Salaì. Among people deceased in 1538, Albrecht Altdorfer ranks 2Before him is Hatice Sultan. After him are Diego de Almagro, Beatrice of Portugal, Duchess of Savoy, Andrea Gritti, Elena Glinskaya, Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire, Francesco Maria I della Rovere, Duke of Urbino, Askia Mohammad I, Charles II, Duke of Guelders, Pierre Robert Olivétan, and Estêvão Gomes.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Albrecht Altdorfer ranks 297 out of 6,142Before him are Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), Gustav Stresemann (1878), Michael Ende (1929), Athanasius Kircher (1602), Alexandra Feodorovna (1798), and Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1175). After him are Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742), Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850), Ludwig Beck (1880), Carl Ritter (1779), Franz Marc (1880), and Samuel Hahnemann (1755).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

Among painters born in Germany, Albrecht Altdorfer ranks 9Before him are Caspar David Friedrich (1774), Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472), Max Ernst (1891), Matthias Grünewald (1480), Hans Memling (1435), and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880). After him are Franz Marc (1880), Otto Dix (1891), Gerhard Richter (1932), Emil Nolde (1867), Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515), and Hans Baldung (1484).