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Auguste Rodin

1840 - 1917

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François Auguste René Rodin (12 November 1840 – 17 November 1917) was a French sculptor generally considered the founder of modern sculpture. He was schooled traditionally and took a craftsman-like approach to his work. Rodin possessed a unique ability to model a complex, turbulent, and deeply pocketed surface in clay. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Auguste Rodin has received more than 2,957,898 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia. Auguste Rodin is the most popular sculptor, the 46th most popular biography from France (up from 51st in 2019) and the most popular French Sculptor.

Auguste Rodin is most famous for his sculptures. He was a French sculptor who was most famous for his sculptures of the human form.

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Among sculptors, Auguste Rodin ranks 1 out of 189After him are Phidias, Myron, Praxiteles, Polykleitos, Benvenuto Cellini, Alberto Giacometti, Camille Claudel, Lysippos, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Antonio Canova, and Constantin Brâncuși.

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Among people born in 1840, Auguste Rodin ranks 3Before him are Claude Monet and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. After him are Émile Zola, Victoria, Princess Royal, Murad V, Odilon Redon, Carlota of Mexico, Alphonse Daudet, Carl Menger, Ernst Abbe, and John Boyd Dunlop. Among people deceased in 1917, Auguste Rodin ranks 3Before him are Émile Durkheim and Octave Mirbeau. After him are Edgar Degas, Mata Hari, L. L. Zamenhof, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Eduard Buchner, Adolf von Baeyer, Edward Burnett Tylor, Emil von Behring, and Buffalo Bill.

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In France

Among people born in France, Auguste Rodin ranks 46 out of 6,011Before him are Philip IV of France (1268), Eugène Delacroix (1798), André-Marie Ampère (1775), Louis XIII of France (1601), Édouard Manet (1832), and Octave Mirbeau (1848). After him are Pierre de Coubertin (1863), Michel de Montaigne (1533), Émile Zola (1840), Claudius (-10), Brigitte Bardot (1934), and Francis I of France (1494).

Among SCULPTORS In France

Among sculptors born in France, Auguste Rodin ranks 1After him are Camille Claudel (1864), Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (1834), Giambologna (1529), Marie Tussaud (1761), Paul Landowski (1875), Antoine Bourdelle (1861), Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741), Louise Bourgeois (1911), Rosa Bonheur (1822), François Rude (1784), and Étienne Maurice Falconet (1716).