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Anton Raphael Mengs

1728 - 1779

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Anton Raphael Mengs (22 March 1728 – 29 June 1779) was a German painter, active in Dresden, Rome, and Madrid, who while painting in the Rococo period of the mid-18th century became one of the precursors to Neoclassical painting, which replaced Rococo as the dominant painting style in Europe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anton Raphael Mengs has received more than 223,086 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia. Anton Raphael Mengs is the 197th most popular painter (down from 181st in 2019), the 60th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 47th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Czech Painter.

Anton Raphael Mengs was a German painter and art teacher. He is most famous for his series of frescoes in the Villa Albani in Rome.

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Among painters, Anton Raphael Mengs ranks 197 out of 1,421Before him are Quentin Matsys, Antoine-Jean Gros, Ivan Shishkin, Dieric Bouts, Pisanello, and Niko Pirosmani. After him are Hans Baldung, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Zeuxis, Jeanne Hébuterne, Andrea del Castagno, and Zdzisław Beksiński.

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Among people born in 1728, Anton Raphael Mengs ranks 5Before him are James Cook, Peter III of Russia, Joseph Black, and Johann Heinrich Lambert. After him are Chevalier d'Éon, Niccolò Piccinni, Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden, Étienne-Louis Boullée, Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony, Robert Adam, and Antoine Baumé. Among people deceased in 1779, Anton Raphael Mengs ranks 3Before him are James Cook and Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin. After him are Emperor Go-Momozono, Thomas Chippendale, Karim Khan Zand, John Kay, Casimir Pulaski, David Garrick, Tommaso Traetta, William Boyce, and Louis de Jaucourt.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Anton Raphael Mengs ranks 60 out of 973Before him are Adalbert of Prague (955), Karl Renner (1870), Jan Evangelista Purkyně (1787), Lída Baarová (1914), Karl Hermann Frank (1898), and Ludvík Svoboda (1895). After him are Victor Lustig (1890), Franz Werfel (1890), Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644), George of Poděbrady (1420), Peter Grünberg (1939), and Karl Kraus (1874).

Among PAINTERS In Czechia

Among painters born in Czechia, Anton Raphael Mengs ranks 2Before him are Alphonse Mucha (1860). After him are František Kupka (1871), Wenceslaus Hollar (1607), Toyen (1902), Anna Chromý (1940), Gabriel von Max (1840), Emil Orlík (1870), Zdeněk Burian (1905), Mikoláš Aleš (1852), Max Švabinský (1873), and Petr Brandl (1668).