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 338,666 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Charles Le Brun is the 122nd most popular painter (up from 139th in 2019), the 365th most popular biography from France (up from 408th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular 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 122 out of 1,421Before him are Gustave Moreau, Umberto Boccioni, Apelles, Arnold Böcklin, Mark Rothko, and Jan Steen. After him are Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Parmigianino, Juan Gris, and Albrecht Altdorfer.

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Among people born in 1619, Charles Le Brun ranks 2Before him is Jean-Baptiste Colbert. After him are Cyrano de Bergerac, Jan van Riebeeck, Hyojong of Joseon, Barbara Strozzi, Francesco Morosini, Anne Geneviève de Bourbon, Willem Kalf, Philips Wouwerman, Anna Catherine Constance Vasa, and Jacob Stainer. Among people deceased in 1690, Charles Le Brun ranks 1After him are Charles V, Duke of Lorraine, Margaret Mary Alacoque, Philip William, Elector Palatine, Maria Anna Victoria of Bavaria, David Teniers the Younger, Giovanni Legrenzi, Isabel Luísa, Princess of Beira, Michael I Apafi, Abraham van Beijeren, Adam Frans van der Meulen, and Juan de Valdés Leal.

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In France

Among people born in France, Charles Le Brun ranks 365 out of 6,011Before him are Pierre Gassendi (1592), Pope Innocent V (1225), Léo Delibes (1836), Prosper Mérimée (1803), Claude Adrien Helvétius (1715), and Alexis Carrel (1873). After him are Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (1699), Gregory of Tours (538), Jean Baptiste Perrin (1870), François Mauriac (1885), Raymond Kopa (1931), and Georges Bataille (1897).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Charles Le Brun ranks 33Before him are Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684), Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755), Claude Lorrain (1600), William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825), Georges de La Tour (1593), and Gustave Moreau (1826). After him are Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (1699), Odilon Redon (1840), Robert Delaunay (1885), Fernand Léger (1881), Jean Fouquet (1420), and Théodore Rousseau (1812).