Alexander Roslin

1718 - 1793

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Alexander Roslin (spelled Alexandre in French, pronounced [alɛksɑ̃dʁ ʁɔslɛ̃]; 15 July 1718 – 5 July 1793) was a Swedish painter who worked in Scania, Bayreuth, Paris, Italy, Warsaw and St. Petersburg, primarily for members of aristocratic families. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Roslin has received more than 188,698 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Alexander Roslin is the 322nd most popular painter (up from 377th in 2019), the 133rd most popular biography from Sweden (up from 157th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Swedish Painter.

Alexander Roslin is most famous for his 18th century paintings.

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Among painters, Alexander Roslin ranks 322 out of 2,023Before him are Anton Mauve, Cosimo Tura, Bartolommeo Bandinelli, Frans Snyders, Karl Bryullov, and Carl Spitzweg. After him are Paula Modersohn-Becker, Oda Krohg, Ary Scheffer, Francesco Primaticcio, Ludovico Carracci, and Albert Marquet.

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Among people born in 1718, Alexander Roslin ranks 5Before him are Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Mariana Victoria of Spain, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, and Thomas Chippendale. After him are Anna Leopoldovna, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie, Jean Philippe Loys de Cheseaux, John Canton, Nikita Ivanovich Panin, and Jacob Christian Schäffer. Among people deceased in 1793, Alexander Roslin ranks 14Before him are Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Yolande de Polastron, Francesco Guardi, Madame Roland, Jacques Pierre Brissot, and Jean Sylvain Bailly. After him are Charles Bonnet, Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthièvre, Jean-Marie Roland de la Platière, Antoine Barnave, John Hunter, and Pierre Victurnien Vergniaud.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Alexander Roslin ranks 133 out of 1,879Before him are Hedvig Sophia of Sweden (1681), Harriet Andersson (1932), Victor Sjöström (1879), Stefan Löfven (1957), Bengt I. Samuelsson (1934), and Magnus III of Sweden (1240). After him are Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden (1977), Sverker I of Sweden (1100), Stenkil (1030), Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland (1884), Birgit Nilsson (1918), and Roy Andersson (1943).

Among PAINTERS In Sweden

Among painters born in Sweden, Alexander Roslin ranks 3Before him are Carl Larsson (1853), and Hilma af Klint (1862). After him are John Bauer (1882), Bruno Liljefors (1860), Martin van Meytens (1695), Eugène Jansson (1862), Odd Nerdrum (1944), Richard Bergh (1858), Gustaf Cederström (1845), Eva Bonnier (1857), and Fanny Brate (1861).