El Greco

1541 - 1614

El Greco

Doménikos Theotokópoulos (Greek: Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος [ðoˈminikos θeotoˈkopulos]; 1 October 1541 – 7 April 1614), most widely known as El Greco ("The Greek"), was a Greek painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. "El Greco" was a nickname, a reference to his Greek origin, and the artist normally signed his paintings with his full birth name in Greek letters, Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος, Doménikos Theotokópoulos, often adding the word Κρής Krēs, Cretan. El Greco was born in the Kingdom of Candia (modern Crete), which was at that time part of the Republic of Venice, and the center of Post-Byzantine art. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of El Greco has received more than 1,836,658 page views. His biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 24th most popular painter.

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    Effective Languages (L*)

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Among painters, El Greco ranks 24 out of 1,258Before him are Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Titian, Gustav Klimt, Donatello, and Pieter Bruegel the Elder. After him are Hieronymus Bosch, Édouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, and Eugène Delacroix.

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Among people born in 1541, El Greco ranks 1After him are Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Pierre Charron, Johann Bauhin, and Jakub Wujek. Among people deceased in 1614, El Greco ranks 1After him are Elizabeth Báthory, Camillus de Lellis, Lavinia Fontana, Pedro Fernandes de Queirós, Mavro Orbini, Marina Mniszech, Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme, Philipp Ludwig, Count Palatine of Neuburg, Luís Vaz de Torres, and Isaac Casaubon.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, El Greco ranks 12 out of 698Before him are Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881), Hippocrates (-460), Epicurus (-341), Sophocles (-497), Spartacus (-109), and Pericles (-494). After him are Aeschylus (-525), Philip II of Macedon (-382), Aristophanes (-448), Democritus (-460), Plutarch (46), and Thucydides (-460).

Among PAINTERS In Greece

Among painters born in Greece, El Greco ranks 1After him are Giorgio de Chirico (1888), Nikolaos Gyzis (1842), Jannis Kounellis (1936), Agatharchus (-500), and Amasis Painter (-550).

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