Dosso Dossi

1480 - 1542

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Giovanni di Niccolò de Luteri, better known as Dosso Dossi (c. 1489–1542), was an Italian Renaissance painter who belonged to the School of Ferrara, painting in a style mainly influenced by Venetian painting, in particular Giorgione and early Titian. From 1514 to his death he was court artist to the Este Dukes of Ferrara and of Modena, whose small court valued its reputation as an artistic centre. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dosso Dossi has received more than 143,746 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Dosso Dossi is the 346th most popular painter (up from 383rd in 2019), the 1,119th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,200th in 2019) and the 99th most popular Italian Painter.

Dosso Dossi is most famous for his paintings of religious figures, courtly scenes, and landscapes.

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Among painters, Dosso Dossi ranks 346 out of 2,023Before him are Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Giovanni Segantini, Lucio Fontana, John Singer Sargent, Richard Serra, and Federico Zuccari. After him are Polygnotus, William Holman Hunt, Philipp Otto Runge, Domenico Veneziano, Joseph Karl Stieler, and Albert Anker.

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Among people born in 1480, Dosso Dossi ranks 13Before him are Lorenzo Lotto, Joachim Patinir, Philibert II, Duke of Savoy, Saint Cajetan, Götz von Berlichingen, and Palma Vecchio. After him are Gazi Husrev-beg, Pier Gerlofs Donia, Marcantonio Raimondi, Salaì, Jean Clouet, and Matrakçı Nasuh. Among people deceased in 1542, Dosso Dossi ranks 7Before him are Catherine Howard, Lisa del Giocondo, 2nd Dalai Lama, James V of Scotland, Lapu-Lapu, and Hernando de Soto. After him are Jane Boleyn, Viscountess Rochford, Sayyida al Hurra, Peter Henlein, Thomas Wyatt, Malik Muhammad Jayasi, and Cristóvão da Gama.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Dosso Dossi ranks 1,119 out of 5,161Before him are Giuseppe Moscati (1880), Joannes (400), Federico Zuccari (1539), Giulio Natta (1903), Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma (1503), and Tigellinus (10). After him are Quintus Tullius Cicero (-102), Mathilde Bonaparte (1820), Antonio Conte (1969), Adelaide del Vasto (1072), Domenico Veneziano (1410), and Archduke John of Austria (1782).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Dosso Dossi ranks 99Before him are Ludovico Carracci (1555), Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691), Palma Vecchio (1480), Giovanni Segantini (1858), John Singer Sargent (1856), and Federico Zuccari (1539). After him are Domenico Veneziano (1410), Taddeo Gaddi (1290), Lorenzo Monaco (1370), Francesco Albani (1578), Elisabetta Sirani (1638), and Francesco Melzi (1491).