Bartholomeus Spranger

1546 - 1611

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Bartholomeus Spranger or Bartholomaeus Spranger (21 March 1546 in Antwerp – 1611 in Prague) was a Flemish painter, draughtsman, sculptor, and designer of prints. Working in Prague as a court artist for the Holy Roman emperor Rudolf II, he responded to his patron's aesthetic preferences by developing a version of the extreme style, full of conceits, which has become known as Northern Mannerism. This style stressed sensuality, which was expressed in smoothly modeled, elongated figures arranged in elegant poses, often including a nude woman seen from behind. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bartholomeus Spranger has received more than 66,077 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Bartholomeus Spranger is the 342nd most popular painter (down from 340th in 2019), the 125th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 118th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Belgian Painter.

Bartholomeus Spranger is most famous for his paintings of the life of Jesus Christ.

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Among painters, Bartholomeus Spranger ranks 342 out of 1,428Before him are James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Lyonel Feininger, Johann Friedrich Overbeck, Thomas Couture, Joseph Wright of Derby, and Konrad Witz. After him are Bernardino Luini, Helene Schjerfbeck, Federico Barocci, Melozzo da Forlì, Carlo Carrà, and Tom of Finland.

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Among people born in 1546, Bartholomeus Spranger ranks 6Before him are Murad III, Tycho Brahe, Veronica Franco, Heo Jun, and Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg. After him are Takeda Katsuyori, Dorothea of Denmark, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Charlotte of Bourbon, Johann Fischart, and Thomas Digges. Among people deceased in 1611, Bartholomeus Spranger ranks 5Before him are Charles IX of Sweden, Margaret of Austria, Queen of Spain, Henry Hudson, and Tomás Luis de Victoria. After him are Eleanor de' Medici, Charles, Duke of Mayenne, Katō Kiyomasa, Nicolas Henri, Duke of Orléans, Sanada Masayuki, Antonio Possevino, and Jan Huyghen van Linschoten.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Bartholomeus Spranger ranks 125 out of 899Before him are Petrus Plancius (1552), Pieter Coecke van Aelst (1502), Marguerite Porete (1250), Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria (1724), Ermengarde of Hesbaye (778), and Silvio Gesell (1862). After him are Henri, Count of Paris (1933), Jacques Arcadelt (1507), Henry VI, Count of Luxembourg (1240), Félicien Rops (1833), Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz (1787), and Marie of Brabant, Queen of France (1254).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, Bartholomeus Spranger ranks 23Before him are Joachim Patinir (1480), Philippe de Champaigne (1602), David Teniers the Younger (1610), Karel van Mander (1548), Adriaen Brouwer (1605), and Pieter Coecke van Aelst (1502). After him are Félicien Rops (1833), Fernand Khnopff (1858), Constantin Meunier (1831), Barthélemy d'Eyck (1420), Abraham Brueghel (1631), and Jan Matsys (1509).