Benvenuto Cellini

1500 - 1571

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Benvenuto Cellini (, Italian: [beɱveˈnuːto tʃelˈliːni]; 3 November 1500 – 13 February 1571) was an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier, musician, and artist who also wrote poetry and a famous autobiography. He was one of the most important artists of Mannerism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Benvenuto Cellini has received more than 598,992 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia. Benvenuto Cellini is the 6th most popular sculptor, the 257th most popular biography from Italy (down from 248th in 2019) and the most popular Italian Sculptor.

Benvenuto Cellini is most famous for his autobiography, The Life of Benvenuto Cellini, which he wrote in the 16th century. He was also a sculptor and goldsmith, and his work is on display in many museums.

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Among sculptors, Benvenuto Cellini ranks 6 out of 190Before him are Auguste Rodin, Phidias, Myron, Polykleitos, and Praxiteles. After him are Lorenzo Ghiberti, Alberto Giacometti, Camille Claudel, Lysippos, Antonio Canova, and Constantin Brâncuși.

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Among people born in 1500, Benvenuto Cellini ranks 4Before him are Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, Mahidevran, and Rüstem Pasha. After him are Wu Cheng'en, Gülfem Hatun, Lala Mustafa Pasha, Fatma Sultan, Hernando de Soto, Bartolomeo Eustachi, Çandarlı Halil Pasha the Younger, and Federico II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua. Among people deceased in 1571, Benvenuto Cellini ranks 1After him are John Sigismund Zápolya, Niccolò dell'Abbate, Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg, Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg, Mōri Motonari, Titu Cusi, Nicolas Durand de Villegaignon, Hōjō Ujiyasu, Müezzinzade Ali Pasha, Giovanni Animuccia, and Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Benvenuto Cellini ranks 257 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Lucius I (200), Cimabue (1240), Ludovico Sforza (1452), Giambattista Vico (1668), Pope Innocent VII (1339), and Marsilio Ficino (1433). After him are Man in the Iron Mask (1640), Pope Fabian (200), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660), Pope Urban I (222), Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696), and Giuseppe Meazza (1910).

Among SCULPTORS In Italy

Among sculptors born in Italy, Benvenuto Cellini ranks 1After him are Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378), Antonio Canova (1757), 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).