Diego Velázquez

1599 - 1660

Diego Velázquez

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (baptized June 6, 1599 – August 6, 1660) was a Spanish painter, the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV and of the Spanish Golden Age. He was an individualistic artist of the contemporary Baroque period. He began to paint in a precise tenebrist style, later developing a freer manner characterized by bold brushwork. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Diego Velázquez has received more than 1,887,657 page views. His biography is available in 132 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 17th most popular painter.

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Among painters, Diego Velázquez ranks 17 out of 1,258Before him are Caravaggio, Francisco Goya, Edvard Munch, Johannes Vermeer, Sandro Botticelli, and Paul Gauguin. After him are Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Titian, Gustav Klimt, Donatello, and Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

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Among people born in 1599, Diego Velázquez ranks 1After him are Oliver Cromwell, Anthony van Dyck, Pope Alexander VII, Francesco Borromini, Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg, Stefan Czarniecki, Ottavio Piccolomini, Christian the Younger of Brunswick, Robert Blake, Andrea Sacchi, and John Berchmans. Among people deceased in 1660, Diego Velázquez ranks 1After him are Charles X Gustav of Sweden, Vincent de Paul, Gaston, Duke of Orléans, Pieter Claesz, Judith Leyster, Louise de Marillac, William Oughtred, Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, Francesco Albani, Alexandre de Rhodes, and Paul Scarron.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Diego Velázquez ranks 7 out of 1,895Before him are Pablo Picasso (1881), Charlemagne (748), Salvador Dalí (1904), Seneca the Younger (-4), Antoni Gaudí (1852), and Francisco Goya (1746). After him are Trajan (53), Francisco Franco (1892), Miguel de Cervantes (1547), Hernán Cortés (1485), Averroes (1126), and Hadrian (76).

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Among painters born in Spain, Diego Velázquez ranks 4Before him are Pablo Picasso (1881), Salvador Dalí (1904), and Francisco Goya (1746). After him are Joan Miró (1893), Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617), Francisco de Zurbarán (1598), Juan Gris (1887), Antoni Tàpies (1923), Joaquín Sorolla (1863), Enrique Simonet (1866), and Marià Fortuny (1838).

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