Antonio Canova

1757 - 1822

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Antonio Canova (Italian pronunciation: [anˈtɔːnjo kaˈnɔːva]; 1 November 1757 – 13 October 1822) was an Italian Neoclassical sculptor, famous for his marble sculptures. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antonio Canova has received more than 556,345 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Antonio Canova is the 11th most popular sculptor (down from 10th in 2019), the 314th most popular biography from Italy (up from 315th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Italian Sculptor.

Antonio Canova is most famous for his marble sculptures.

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Among sculptors, Antonio Canova ranks 11 out of 190Before him are Praxiteles, Benvenuto Cellini, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Alberto Giacometti, Camille Claudel, and Lysippos. After him are Constantin Brâncuși, Henry Moore, Bertel Thorvaldsen, Giambologna, Alexander Calder, and Marie Tussaud.

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Among people born in 1757, Antonio Canova ranks 3Before him are Charles X of France and William Blake. After him are Jacques Hébert, Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, Pierre Augereau, Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf, Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Rigas Feraios, Ignaz Pleyel, and George Vancouver. Among people deceased in 1822, Antonio Canova ranks 4Before him are E. T. A. Hoffmann, William Herschel, and Percy Bysshe Shelley. After him are Ali Pasha of Ioannina, Claude Louis Berthollet, Albert Casimir, Duke of Teschen, Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, Giovanni Battista Venturi, Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, René Just Haüy, and Paolo Ruffini.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Antonio Canova ranks 314 out of 4,088Before him are Saint Cecilia (200), Salvatore Riina (1930), Lucius Tarquinius Priscus (-700), Giovanni Domenico Cassini (1625), Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655), and Dario Fo (1926). After him are Torquato Tasso (1544), Canaletto (1697), Pope Paul I (700), Pope John X (860), Pope Paul II (1417), and Carlo Goldoni (1707).

Among SCULPTORS In Italy

Among sculptors born in Italy, Antonio Canova ranks 3Before him are Benvenuto Cellini (1500) and Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378). After him are Luca della Robbia (1399), Andrea Pisano (1290), Nicola Pisano (1225), Jacopo Sansovino (1486), Giovanni Pisano (1248), Alessandro Algardi (1595), Jacopo della Quercia (1374), Andrea della Robbia (1435), and Bernardo Rossellino (1409).