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 407,191 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Alexandre Cabanel is the 163rd most popular painter (up from 190th in 2019), the 520th most popular biography from France (up from 637th in 2019) and the 48th 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 163 out of 1,428Before him are Gustave Caillebotte, Maurice Utrillo, Fra Bartolomeo, Jacob van Ruisdael, Antonello da Messina, and Jacob Jordaens. After him are Giulio Romano, Niki de Saint Phalle, Lucas Cranach the Younger, Eugène Boudin, Gentile Bellini, and Henry Fuseli.

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Among people born in 1823, Alexandre Cabanel ranks 6Before him are Abdulmejid I, Phineas Gage, Max Müller, Alfred Russel Wallace, and Ernest Renan. After him are Gyula Andrássy, Jean-Henri Fabre, Sándor Petőfi, Édouard Lalo, Leopold Kronecker, and Li Hongzhang. Among people deceased in 1889, Alexandre Cabanel ranks 5Before him are James Prescott Joule, Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, Antonio Meucci, and Jefferson Davis. After him are Baroness Mary Vetsera, Father Damien, Michel Eugène Chevreul, Mihai Eminescu, Nikolay Chernyshevsky, Luís I of Portugal, and Wilkie Collins.

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In France

Among people born in France, Alexandre Cabanel ranks 520 out of 5,234Before him are Paul Barras (1755), Hugues de Payens (1074), Princess Marie Bonaparte (1882), Pierre de Marivaux (1688), Pierre Boulez (1925), and Henri Barbusse (1873). After him are René Laennec (1781), Jean-Baptiste Biot (1774), Ludwig I of Bavaria (1786), Henry I, Duke of Guise (1550), Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848), and Marcel Mauss (1872).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Alexandre Cabanel ranks 48Before him are Robert Delaunay (1885), Francis Picabia (1879), Frédéric Bazille (1841), Maurice de Vlaminck (1876), Gustave Caillebotte (1848), and Maurice Utrillo (1883). After him are Niki de Saint Phalle (1930), Eugène Boudin (1824), Pierre Bonnard (1867), Antoine-Jean Gros (1771), Jean Dubuffet (1901), and Jeanne Hébuterne (1898).