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Cimabue (US: ; Italian: [tʃimaˈbuːe]; Ecclesiastical Latin: [tʃiˈmabu.e]; c. 1240 – 1302), also known as Cenni di Pepo or Cenni di Pepi, was an Italian painter and designer of mosaics from Florence. Although heavily influenced by Byzantine models, Cimabue is generally regarded as one of the first great Italian painters to break from the Italo-Byzantine style. While medieval art then was scenes and forms that appeared relatively flat and highly stylized, Cimabue's figures were depicted with more advanced lifelike proportions and shading than other artists of his time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cimabue has received more than 510,386 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Cimabue is the 83rd most popular painter (down from 80th in 2019), the 252nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 243rd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Italian Painter.

Cimabue is most famous for his frescoes in the Upper Church of Basilica di Santa Croce in Florence.

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Among painters, Cimabue ranks 83 out of 1,428Before him are Max Ernst, Ilya Repin, Paolo Uccello, Pietro Perugino, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, and Matthias Grünewald. After him are Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Andrei Rublev, Berthe Morisot, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Paul Signac, and Georges de La Tour.

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Among people born in 1240, Cimabue ranks 2Before him is Pope Benedict XI. After him are Yunus Emre, Arnolfo di Cambio, Arnaldus de Villa Nova, Abraham Abulafia, Pietro Cavallini, Henry VI, Count of Luxembourg, Magnus III of Sweden, Siger of Brabant, Emperor Duzong, and Elizabeth the Cuman. Among people deceased in 1302, Cimabue ranks 1After him are Arnolfo di Cambio, Gertrude the Great, Constance of Sicily, Queen of Aragon, Valdemar, King of Sweden, Robert II, Count of Artois, Al-Hakim I, and Blanche of Artois.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Cimabue ranks 252 out of 4,088Before him are Paolo Uccello (1475), Pietro Perugino (1446), Pope Sixtus IV (1414), Michelangelo Antonioni (1912), Pope Linus (1), and Pope Lucius I (200). After him are Ludovico Sforza (1452), Giambattista Vico (1668), Pope Innocent VII (1339), Marsilio Ficino (1433), Benvenuto Cellini (1500), and Man in the Iron Mask (1640).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Cimabue ranks 23Before him are Giovanni Bellini (1430), Piero della Francesca (1415), Domenico Ghirlandaio (1448), Andrea Mantegna (1431), Paolo Uccello (1475), and Pietro Perugino (1446). After him are Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696), Filippo Lippi (1406), Antonio da Correggio (1489), Duccio (1255), Canaletto (1697), and Simone Martini (1284).