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Giovanni Antonio Canal (18 October 1697 – 19 April 1768), commonly known as Canaletto (Italian: [kanaˈletto]), was an Italian painter from the Republic of Venice, considered an important member of the 18th-century Venetian school. Painter of cityscapes or vedute, of Venice, Rome, and London, he also painted imaginary views (referred to as capricci), although the demarcation in his works between the real and the imaginary is never quite clearcut. He was further an important printmaker using the etching technique. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Canaletto has received more than 878,495 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia. Canaletto is the 99th most popular painter (up from 100th in 2019), the 338th most popular biography from Italy (down from 316th in 2019) and the 29th most popular Italian Painter.

Canaletto is most famous for his paintings of Venice.

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Among painters, Canaletto ranks 99 out of 1,421Before him are Andrei Rublev, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Claude Lorrain, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Duccio, and Sofonisba Anguissola. After him are William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Hans Memling, Oskar Kokoschka, Georges de La Tour, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and Guido Reni.

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Among people born in 1697, Canaletto ranks 2Before him is Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are William Hogarth, Antoine François Prévost, Johann Joachim Quantz, Jean-Marie Leclair, Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Mahmud Hotak, Louise Hippolyte, Princess of Monaco, Faustina Bordoni, Nicola Salvi, and Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville. Among people deceased in 1768, Canaletto ranks 3Before him are Marie Leszczyńska and Johann Joachim Winckelmann. After him are Laurence Sterne, Nicola Porpora, Georg Brandt, Francesco Maria Veracini, Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Louis Alexandre, Prince of Lamballe, Hermann Samuel Reimarus, and Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Canaletto ranks 338 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Paul I (700), Sofonisba Anguissola (1535), Lucky Luciano (1897), Pope Paschal II (1050), Roger II of Sicily (1095), and Andrea Doria (1466). After him are Dario Fo (1926), Pope Paul II (1417), Publius Quinctilius Varus (-46), Cesare Maldini (1932), Pope Linus (1), and Antipope John XXIII (1370).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Canaletto ranks 29Before him are Paolo Uccello (1475), Filippo Lippi (1406), Vittore Carpaccio (1465), Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696), Duccio (1255), and Sofonisba Anguissola (1535). After him are Guido Reni (1575), Simone Martini (1284), Antonio da Correggio (1489), Bronzino (1503), Annibale Carracci (1560), and Umberto Boccioni (1882).