Claude Monet

1840 - 1926

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Oscar-Claude Monet (UK: , US: , French: [klod mɔnɛ]; 14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926) was a French painter and founder of impressionism painting who is seen as a key precursor to modernism, especially in his attempts to paint nature as he perceived it. During his long career, he was the most consistent and prolific practitioner of impressionism's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions of nature, especially as applied to plein air (outdoor) landscape painting. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Claude Monet has received more than 9,303,224 page views. His biography is available in 126 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 120 in 2019). Claude Monet is the 7th most popular painter (up from 8th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from France (down from 9th in 2019) and the most popular French Painter.

Claude Monet was a French painter who is most famous for his paintings of water lilies, haystacks, and other scenes of nature.

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Among painters, Claude Monet ranks 7 out of 2,023Before him are Vincent van Gogh, Michelangelo, Pablo Picasso, Raphael, Rembrandt, and Salvador Dalí. After him are Albrecht Dürer, Edvard Munch, Peter Paul Rubens, Frida Kahlo, Caravaggio, and Francisco Goya.

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Among people born in 1840, Claude Monet ranks 1After him are Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Émile Zola, Auguste Rodin, Crazy Horse, Murad V, Victoria, Princess Royal, Alphonse Daudet, Odilon Redon, Edward Drinker Cope, Carl Menger, and Ernst Abbe. Among people deceased in 1926, Claude Monet ranks 1After him are Antoni Gaudí, Rainer Maria Rilke, Mehmed VI, Harry Houdini, Emperor Taishō, Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Mary Cassatt, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Camillo Golgi, and Sunjong of Korea.

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In France

Among people born in France, Claude Monet ranks 10 out of 6,770Before him are Blaise Pascal (1623), Joan of Arc (1412), Voltaire (1694), Victor Hugo (1802), Louis Pasteur (1822), and Louis XVI of France (1754). After him are Jules Verne (1828), Montesquieu (1689), Louis XV of France (1710), Molière (1622), Charles de Gaulle (1890), and Honoré de Balzac (1799).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Claude Monet ranks 1After him are Henri Matisse (1869), Paul Cézanne (1839), Paul Gauguin (1848), Eugène Delacroix (1798), Édouard Manet (1832), Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780), Edgar Degas (1834), Jacques-Louis David (1748), Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841), Gustave Courbet (1819), and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864).