Anthony van Dyck

1599 - 1641

Anthony van Dyck

Sir Anthony van Dyck (Dutch pronunciation: [vɑn ˈdɛi̯k], many variant spellings; 22 March 1599 – 9 December 1641) was a Flemish Baroque artist who became the leading court painter in England after success in the Southern Netherlands and Italy. The seventh child of Frans van Dyck, a wealthy Antwerp silk merchant, Anthony was precocious as a youth and painted from an early age. In his late teens he was already enjoying success as an independent painter, becoming a master in the Antwerp guild in 1618. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anthony van Dyck has received more than 690,833 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 48th most popular painter.

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Among painters, Anthony van Dyck ranks 48 out of 1,258Before him are Gustave Courbet, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, J. M. W. Turner, Nicolas Poussin, and Paul Klee. After him are Caspar David Friedrich, Andrea del Verrocchio, Fra Angelico, Egon Schiele, Georges Braque, and Kazimir Malevich.

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Among people born in 1599, Anthony van Dyck ranks 3Before him are Diego Velázquez and Oliver Cromwell. After him are Pope Alexander VII, Francesco Borromini, Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg, Stefan Czarniecki, Ottavio Piccolomini, Christian the Younger of Brunswick, Robert Blake, Andrea Sacchi, and John Berchmans. Among people deceased in 1641, Anthony van Dyck ranks 1After him are Gwanghaegun of Joseon, Domenichino, Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria, Thomas Mun, Jane Frances de Chantal, Maximilien de Béthune, Duke of Sully, Johan Banér, George, Duke of Brunswick-Calenberg, Jeremiah Horrocks, Pau Claris i Casademunt, and Adam van Noort.

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Among people born in Belgium, Anthony van Dyck ranks 9 out of 658Before him are Charles Martel (688), Pepin the Short (715), Jan van Eyck (1395), Clovis I (466), René Magritte (1898), and Maurice Maeterlinck (1862). After him are Gerardus Mercator (1512), Andreas Vesalius (1514), Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908), Mary of Burgundy (1457), Frans Hals (1582), and Georges Simenon (1903).