Antonello da Messina

1430 - 1479

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Antonello da Messina (Italian pronunciation: [antoˈnɛllo da (m)mesˈsiːna]; c. 1425–1430 – February 1479), properly Antonello di Giovanni di Antonio, but also called Antonello degli Antoni and Anglicized as Anthony of Messina, was an Italian painter from Messina, active during the Italian Early Renaissance. His work shows strong influences from Early Netherlandish painting, although there is no documentary evidence that he ever travelled beyond Italy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antonello da Messina has received more than 285,873 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Antonello da Messina is the 138th most popular painter (up from 156th in 2019), the 490th most popular biography from Italy (up from 560th in 2019) and the 38th most popular Italian Painter.

Antonello da Messina is most famous for his paintings of religious subjects. He was also a pioneer in the use of oil paint.

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Over the past year Antonello da Messina has had the most page views in the with 59,590 views, followed by English (30,907), and French (14,466). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Latin (107.91%), Ido (106.67%), and Piedmontese (71.13%)


Among painters, Antonello da Messina ranks 138 out of 2,023Before him are Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Fernand Léger, Hans von Aachen, Jean Dubuffet, and Odilon Redon. After him are Lavinia Fontana, Robert Campin, Robert Delaunay, Tamara de Lempicka, Pontormo, and Umberto Boccioni.

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Among people born in 1430, Antonello da Messina ranks 2Before him is Giovanni Bellini. After him are Margaret of Anjou, Carlo Crivelli, James II of Scotland, Cosimo Tura, Dorothea of Brandenburg, Heinrich Kramer, Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond, Justus van Gent, Beatriz, Duchess of Viseu, and Francesco Laurana. Among people deceased in 1479, Antonello da Messina ranks 1After him are John II of Aragon, Eleanor of Navarre, Margaret of Savoy, Duchess of Anjou, Jorge Manrique, Antonio Rossellino, Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria, Luciano Laurana, and Alam Shah.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Antonello da Messina ranks 490 out of 5,161Before him are John Cabot (1450), Roberto Baggio (1967), Julia the Elder (-39), Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909), Bohemond I of Antioch (1054), and Ennius (-239). After him are Lavinia Fontana (1552), Ornella Muti (1955), Grazia Deledda (1871), Franco Nero (1941), Theocritus (-315), and Queen Paola of Belgium (1937).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Antonello da Messina ranks 38Before him are Vittore Carpaccio (1465), Guido Reni (1575), Annibale Carracci (1560), Simone Martini (1284), Andrea del Sarto (1486), and Parmigianino (1503). After him are Lavinia Fontana (1552), Pontormo (1494), Umberto Boccioni (1882), Ambrogio Lorenzetti (1290), Filippino Lippi (1457), and Gentile Bellini (1429).