Catharina van Hemessen

1528 - 1600

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Caterina or Catharina van Hemessen (1528 – after 1565) was a Flemish Renaissance painter. She is the earliest female Flemish painter for whom there is verifiable extant work. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Catharina van Hemessen has received more than 95,215 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Catharina van Hemessen is the 434th most popular painter (up from 490th in 2019), the 148th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 175th in 2019) and the 26th most popular Belgian Painter.

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Among painters, Catharina van Hemessen ranks 434 out of 2,023Before her are Mikhail Vrubel, Zinaida Serebriakova, Maud Lewis, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Suzuki Harunobu, and Piero Manzoni. After her are Erich Heckel, Jean-Baptiste Regnault, José Clemente Orozco, Salaì, Cennino Cennini, and Françoise Gilot.

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Among people born in 1528, Catharina van Hemessen ranks 7Before her are Paolo Veronese, Jeanne d'Albret, Maria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress, Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy, Archduchess Anna of Austria, and Albert V, Duke of Bavaria. After her are Theodor de Bry, Henri Estienne, Paolo Boi, Luis de Requesens y Zúñiga, Birbal, and Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Among people deceased in 1600, Catharina van Hemessen ranks 5Before her are Giordano Bruno, Ishida Mitsunari, Sawney Bean, and Enrique of Malacca. After her are Bâkî, Konishi Yukinaga, José de Acosta, Luis de Molina, Gaspar de Lemos, Hosokawa Gracia, and Ōtani Yoshitsugu.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Catharina van Hemessen ranks 148 out of 1,190Before her are Jan Matsys (1509), Charles Michel (1975), Marc Dutroux (1956), Luce Irigaray (1930), John I, Duke of Brabant (1252), and Michel Preud'homme (1959). After her are Laura Marx (1845), Leo Baekeland (1863), Gudula (646), Henri, Count of Paris (1933), Eric Gerets (1954), and Silvio Gesell (1862).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, Catharina van Hemessen ranks 26Before her are Frans Snyders (1579), Adriaen Brouwer (1605), Pieter Coecke van Aelst (1502), David Teniers the Younger (1610), Bartholomeus Spranger (1546), and Jan Matsys (1509). After her are Abraham Brueghel (1631), Roelant Savery (1576), Clara Peeters (1594), Bernard van Orley (1487), Justus van Gent (1430), and Fernand Khnopff (1858).