Alexandre Cabanel

1823 - 1889

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Alexandre Cabanel (French: [kabanɛl]; 28 September 1823 – 23 January 1889) was a French painter. He painted historical, classical and religious subjects in the academic style. He was also well known as a portrait painter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexandre Cabanel has received more than 720,362 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Alexandre Cabanel is the 207th most popular painter (down from 143rd in 2019), the 684th most popular biography from France (down from 456th in 2019) and the 55th most popular French Painter.

Alexandre Cabanel is most famous for his painting "Birth of Venus," which depicts the goddess Venus emerging from the sea.

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Among painters, Alexandre Cabanel ranks 207 out of 2,023Before him are Francesco Guardi, Gerhard Richter, Raoul Dufy, Aristide Maillol, Joaquín Sorolla, and John William Waterhouse. After him are John Everett Millais, Georgia O'Keeffe, Dieric Bouts, Paul Delvaux, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, and Antoine-Jean Gros.

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Among people born in 1823, Alexandre Cabanel ranks 10Before him are Alfred Russel Wallace, Gyula Andrássy, Ernest Renan, Sándor Petőfi, Leopold Kronecker, and Édouard Lalo. After him are Jean-Henri Fabre, Li Hongzhang, John Sherman, Mihailo Obrenović, Charles I of Württemberg, and Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine. Among people deceased in 1889, Alexandre Cabanel ranks 7Before him are James Prescott Joule, Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, Antonio Meucci, Baroness Mary Vetsera, Jefferson Davis, and Michel Eugène Chevreul. After him are Luís I of Portugal, Mihai Eminescu, Nikolay Chernyshevsky, Father Damien, Wilkie Collins, and Charles III, Prince of Monaco.

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In France

Among people born in France, Alexandre Cabanel ranks 684 out of 6,770Before him are Ninon de l'Enclos (1620), Paul Broca (1824), Paul Dukas (1865), Vincent Auriol (1884), Louis Néel (1904), and Gabriel Tarde (1843). After him are Richard II, Duke of Normandy (963), Nicole Oresme (1323), Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760), Louis Auguste Blanqui (1805), Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922), and Anne of Foix-Candale (1484).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Alexandre Cabanel ranks 55Before him are Gustave Caillebotte (1848), Maurice Utrillo (1883), Niki de Saint Phalle (1930), Maurice de Vlaminck (1876), Raoul Dufy (1877), and Aristide Maillol (1861). After him are Antoine-Jean Gros (1771), Pierre Bonnard (1867), Jeanne Hébuterne (1898), Simon Vouet (1590), Charles-François Daubigny (1817), and Jacques Callot (1592).