Alessandro Algardi

1595 - 1654

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Alessandro Algardi (July 31, 1598 – June 10, 1654) was an Italian high-Baroque sculptor active almost exclusively in Rome, where for the latter decades of his life, he was, along with Francesco Borromini and Pietro da Cortona, one of the major rivals of Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alessandro Algardi has received more than 75,006 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Alessandro Algardi is the 32nd most popular sculptor, the 929th most popular biography from Italy (down from 928th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Italian Sculptor.

Alessandro Algardi was a sculptor and architect who is most famous for his sculptures of "The Rape of Persephone" and "The Rape of the Sabine Women."

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Among sculptors, Alessandro Algardi ranks 32 out of 190Before him are Giovanni Pisano, Claus Sluter, Antoine Bourdelle, Paul Landowski, Jean-Antoine Houdon, and Leochares. After him are Claes Oldenburg, Jacopo della Quercia, Jean Tinguely, Eduardo Chillida, Alcamenes, and Naum Gabo.

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Among people born in 1595, Alessandro Algardi ranks 6Before him are Pocahontas, Władysław IV Vasa, Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Injo of Joseon, and George William, Elector of Brandenburg. After him are Dirck van Baburen, Vasile Lupu, Jean Chapelain, Albert Girard, Ludovico Ludovisi, and Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski. Among people deceased in 1654, Alessandro Algardi ranks 4Before him are Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans, Axel Oxenstierna, and Carel Fabritius. After him are Paulus Potter, Emperor Go-Kōmyō, Johannes Valentinus Andreae, Samuel Scheidt, Peter Claver, İslâm III Giray, Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, and Jacques Lemercier.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Alessandro Algardi ranks 929 out of 4,088Before him are Anastasius Bibliothecarius (815), Gabriele Falloppio (1523), John Singer Sargent (1856), Sebastiano del Piombo (1485), Franco Modigliani (1918), and Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (1723). After him are Giuliano da Sangallo (1445), Gemma Galgani (1878), Dino De Laurentiis (1919), Emma Morano (1899), Alberto Sordi (1920), and Francesco II Sforza (1495).

Among SCULPTORS In Italy

Among sculptors born in Italy, Alessandro Algardi ranks 9Before him are Antonio Canova (1757), Luca della Robbia (1399), Andrea Pisano (1290), Nicola Pisano (1225), Jacopo Sansovino (1486), and Giovanni Pisano (1248). After him are Jacopo della Quercia (1374), Andrea della Robbia (1435), Bernardo Rossellino (1409), Andrea Sansovino (1467), Bonanno Pisano (1150), and Marino Marini (1901).