Charles Le Brun

1619 - 1690

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Charles Le Brun (baptised 24 February 1619 – 12 February 1690) was a French painter, physiognomist, art theorist, and a director of several art schools of his time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Le Brun has received more than 296,535 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Charles Le Brun is the 139th most popular painter (down from 129th in 2019), the 409th most popular biography from France (down from 398th in 2019) and the 39th most popular French Painter.

Charles Le Brun was a French painter and art theorist. He is most famous for his work in the Palace of Versailles, where he was the chief artist for King Louis XIV.

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Among painters, Charles Le Brun ranks 139 out of 1,428Before him are John Constable, Jan Steen, Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Odilon Redon, Robert Campin, and Theo van Gogh. After him are Jan Brueghel the Elder, Mary Cassatt, Umberto Boccioni, Théodore Rousseau, James Ensor, and André Derain.

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Among people born in 1619, Charles Le Brun ranks 4Before him are Cyrano de Bergerac, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, and Jan van Riebeeck. After him are Hyojong of Joseon, Barbara Strozzi, Francesco Morosini, Anne Geneviève de Bourbon, Willem Kalf, Philips Wouwerman, Prince Rupert of the Rhine, and Jacob Stainer. Among people deceased in 1690, Charles Le Brun ranks 1After him are Margaret Mary Alacoque, Charles V, Duke of Lorraine, David Teniers the Younger, Maria Anna Victoria of Bavaria, Philip William, Elector Palatine, Abraham Brueghel, Giovanni Legrenzi, Abraham van Beijeren, Isabel Luísa, Princess of Beira, Michael I Apafi, and Adam Frans van der Meulen.

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In France

Among people born in France, Charles Le Brun ranks 409 out of 5,234Before him are Alfred Binet (1857), Odilon Redon (1840), Robert Campin (1375), François-Noël Babeuf (1760), Robert I of France (860), and Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627). After him are Louis-Nicolas Davout (1770), Pierre Laval (1883), Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran (1845), Auguste Escoffier (1847), Avitus (395), and Giambologna (1529).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Charles Le Brun ranks 39Before him are Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755), Jean Fouquet (1420), Fernand Léger (1881), Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824), Odilon Redon (1840), and Robert Campin (1375). After him are Théodore Rousseau (1812), André Derain (1880), Robert Delaunay (1885), Francis Picabia (1879), Frédéric Bazille (1841), and Maurice de Vlaminck (1876).