1386 - 1466

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Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi (c. 1386 – 13 December 1466), better known as Donatello (English: Italian: [donaˈtɛllo]), was a Florentine sculptor of the Renaissance period. Born in Florence, he studied classical sculpture and used this to develop a complete Renaissance style in sculpture, whose periods in Rome, Padua, and Siena introduced to other parts of Italy a long and productive career. Financed by Cosimo de' Medici, Donatello's David, was the first freestanding nude male sculpture since antiquity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Donatello has received more than 2,434,649 page views. His biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 90 in 2019). Donatello is the 22nd most popular painter, the 34th most popular biography from Italy (up from 35th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Italian Painter.

Donatello is most famous for his bronze sculpture of David.

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Among painters, Donatello ranks 22 out of 1,428Before him are Paul Gauguin, Paul Cézanne, Diego Velázquez, Henri Matisse, Gustav Klimt, and Pieter Bruegel the Elder. After him are Titian, El Greco, Jan van Eyck, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Édouard Manet, and Eugène Delacroix.

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Among people born in 1386, Donatello ranks 1After him are Henry V of England, Mehmed I, John of Capistrano, Henry XVI, Duke of Bavaria, Ashikaga Yoshimochi, and Ambrose Traversari. Among people deceased in 1466, Donatello ranks 1After him are Francesco I Sforza, Hacı I Giray, Stjepan Vukčić Kosača, and Johann Fust.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Donatello ranks 34 out of 4,088Before him are Ovid (-43), Sandro Botticelli (1445), Pontius Pilate (-12), Lorenzo de' Medici (1449), Horace (-65), and Alessandro Volta (1745). After him are Niccolò Paganini (1782), Ennio Morricone (1928), Tiberius (-42), Titian (1488), Giacomo Casanova (1725), and Florence Nightingale (1820).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Donatello ranks 5Before him are Michelangelo (1475), Raphael (1483), Caravaggio (1571), and Sandro Botticelli (1445). After him are Titian (1488), Amedeo Modigliani (1884), Giotto (1267), Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526), Masaccio (1401), Artemisia Gentileschi (1593), and Tintoretto (1518).