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Anthony van Dyck

1599 - 1641

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Sir Anthony van Dyck (Dutch pronunciation: [vɑn ˈdɛik], 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 Spanish Netherlands and Italy. The seventh child of Frans van Dyck, a wealthy Antwerp silk merchant, Anthony painted from an early age. He was successful as an independent painter in his late teens, and became 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 1,126,729 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia. Anthony van Dyck is the 60th most popular painter (down from 55th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 12th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Belgian Painter.

Anthony van Dyck was a Flemish painter who was most famous for his portraits of European nobles.

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Among painters, Anthony van Dyck ranks 60 out of 1,421Before him are Ilya Repin, Diego Rivera, Jean-François Millet, Egon Schiele, Artemisia Gentileschi, and Kazimir Malevich. After him are Giorgione, Jackson Pollock, Giovanni Bellini, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Théodore Géricault, and Alfred Sisley.

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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, Pieter van Laer, Andrea Sacchi, Ottavio Piccolomini, Christian the Younger of Brunswick, 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, George, Duke of Brunswick-Calenberg, Maximilien de Béthune, Duke of Sully, Jan Janszoon, Jeremiah Horrocks, Johan Banér, and Hedwig of Denmark.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Anthony van Dyck ranks 14 out of 1,019Before him are René Magritte (1898), Maurice Maeterlinck (1862), Gerardus Mercator (1512), Leopold II of Belgium (1835), Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908), and Philip I of Castile (1478). After him are Orlande de Lassus (1534), Albert II of Belgium (1934), Mary of Burgundy (1457), Ursula von der Leyen (1958), Rogier van der Weyden (1390), and Frans Hals (1582).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, Anthony van Dyck ranks 3Before him are Jan van Eyck (1395) and René Magritte (1898). After him are Rogier van der Weyden (1390), Frans Hals (1582), Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564), Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568), Hugo van der Goes (1440), Jacob Jordaens (1593), James Ensor (1860), Petrus Christus (1410), and Quentin Matsys (1466).