Caspar David Friedrich

1774 - 1840

Caspar David Friedrich

Caspar David Friedrich (5 September 1774 – 7 May 1840) was a 19th-century German Romantic landscape painter, generally considered the most important German artist of his generation. He is best known for his mid-period allegorical landscapes which typically feature contemplative figures silhouetted against night skies, morning mists, barren trees or Gothic ruins. His primary interest was the contemplation of nature, and his often symbolic and anti-classical work seeks to convey a subjective, emotional response to the natural world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Caspar David Friedrich has received more than 1,170,384 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 49th most popular painter.

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Among painters, Caspar David Friedrich ranks 49 out of 1,258Before him are Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, J. M. W. Turner, Nicolas Poussin, Paul Klee, and Anthony van Dyck. After him are Andrea del Verrocchio, Fra Angelico, Egon Schiele, Georges Braque, Kazimir Malevich, and Jean-François Millet.

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Among people born in 1774, Caspar David Friedrich ranks 1After him are Jean-Baptiste Biot, Auguste de Marmont, Anne Catherine Emmerich, Francis Beaufort, Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands, Jean Marc Gaspard Itard, Gaspare Spontini, Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti, William Henry, Charles Bell, and Christian Leopold von Buch. Among people deceased in 1840, Caspar David Friedrich ranks 2Before him is Niccolò Paganini. After him are Frederick William III of Prussia, Siméon Denis Poisson, Lucien Bonaparte, Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers, Emperor Kōkaku, Jacques MacDonald, Duchess Charlotte Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, Francisco de Paula Santander, and Maria Beatrice of Savoy.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Caspar David Friedrich ranks 73 out of 3,763Before him are William I, German Emperor (1797), Erich Maria Remarque (1898), Richard Strauss (1864), Jacques Offenbach (1819), Erich von Manstein (1887), and Karl Jaspers (1883). After him are Clara Zetkin (1857), Heinrich Schliemann (1822), Martin Bormann (1900), Jürgen Habermas (1929), Wilhelm Keitel (1882), and Friedrich Paulus (1890).