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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 impressionist 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 9,003,554 page views. His biography is available in 120 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 117 in 2019). Claude Monet is the 8th most popular painter (up from 9th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from France (up from 10th 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 8 out of 1,421Before him are Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Raphael, Rembrandt, Frida Kahlo, and Salvador Dalí. After him are Johannes Vermeer, Peter Paul Rubens, Albrecht Dürer, Edvard Munch, Caravaggio, and Francisco Goya.

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

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In France

Among people born in France, Claude Monet ranks 9 out of 6,011Before him are René Descartes (1596), Joan of Arc (1412), Blaise Pascal (1623), Louis Pasteur (1822), Voltaire (1694), and Victor Hugo (1802). After him are Montesquieu (1689), Louis XVI of France (1754), Jules Verne (1828), Jean-Paul Sartre (1905), Nostradamus (1503), and Molière (1622).

Among PAINTERS In France

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