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Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi (c. 1386 – 13 December 1466), better known as Donatello (English: Italian: [donaˈtɛllo]), was an Italian sculptor of the Renaissance period. Born in Florence, he studied classical sculpture and used this to develop a complete Renaissance style in sculpture. He spent time in other cities, and while there he worked on commissions and taught others; his periods in Rome, Padua, and Siena introduced to other parts of Italy his techniques, developed in the course of a long and productive career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Donatello has received more than 2,840,926 page views. His biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 92 in 2019). Donatello is the 21st most popular painter (up from 22nd in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from Italy (down from 34th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Italian Painter.

Donatello is most famous for his bronze sculpture of David.

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Among painters, Donatello ranks 21 out of 1,421Before him are Sandro Botticelli, Diego Velázquez, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Paul Gauguin, and Titian. After him are Gustav Klimt, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Eugène Delacroix, Édouard Manet, Wassily Kandinsky, and Piet Mondrian.

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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, Mary of Burgundy, Duchess of Savoy, Ambrose Traversari, and Ashikaga Yoshimochi. Among people deceased in 1466, Donatello ranks 1After him are Francesco I Sforza, Hacı I Giray, Stjepan Vukčić Kosača, Isabel of Barcelos, Peter, Constable of Portugal, and Johann Fust.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Donatello ranks 38 out of 4,668Before him are Niccolò Paganini (1782), Parmenides (-501), Horace (-65), Giacomo Puccini (1858), Titian (1488), and Pontius Pilate (-12). After him are Tiberius (-42), Saint Lucy (283), Maria Montessori (1870), Pope John Paul I (1912), Pope John XXIII (1881), and Gioachino Rossini (1792).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Donatello ranks 6Before him are Michelangelo (1475), Raphael (1483), Caravaggio (1571), Sandro Botticelli (1445), and Titian (1488). After him are Amedeo Modigliani (1884), Giotto (1267), Tintoretto (1518), Masaccio (1401), Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526), and Andrea del Verrocchio (1435).