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Felice Beato

1832 - 1909

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Felice Beato (1832 – 29 January 1909), also known as Felix Beato, was an Italian–British photographer. He was one of the first people to take photographs in East Asia and one of the first war photographers. He is noted for his genre works, portraits, and views and panoramas of the architecture and landscapes of Asia and the Mediterranean region. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Felice Beato has received more than 292,408 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Felice Beato is the 15th most popular photographer (down from 12th in 2019), the 1,102nd most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,168th in 2019) and the most popular Italian Photographer.

Felice Beato was a photographer who traveled to the Middle East and Asia in the 1870s and 1880s. He is most famous for his photographs of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78.

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Among photographers, Felice Beato ranks 15 out of 105Before him are Vivian Maier, Heinrich Hoffmann, Claude Cahun, Alfred Stieglitz, Diane Arbus, and Julia Margaret Cameron. After him are Annie Leibovitz, Nobuyoshi Araki, Brassaï, Wilhelm von Gloeden, André Kertész, and Gunter Sachs.

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Among people born in 1832, Felice Beato ranks 18Before him are Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, José Echegaray, George, King of Saxony, Jules Ferry, Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia, and Ármin Vámbéry. After him are Alfred von Waldersee, Andrew Dickson White, Osman Nuri Pasha, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier, and Wilhelm Busch. Among people deceased in 1909, Felice Beato ranks 13Before him are Hermann Minkowski, Itō Hirobumi, Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, Peder Severin Krøyer, Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia, and Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia. After him are Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, Carlos, Duke of Madrid, Zinovy Rozhestvensky, Red Cloud, Emil Erlenmeyer, and Francisco Ferrer.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Felice Beato ranks 1,102 out of 4,668Before him are Giuliano da Sangallo (1445), Juliana of Nicomedia (285), Gnaeus Naevius (-275), Vittoria Colonna (1490), Filippo Maria Visconti (1392), and Ferdinando de' Medici, Grand Prince of Tuscany (1663). After him are Sebastiano Venier (1496), Eleonora Duse (1858), Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1882), Persius (34), Archduke Rudolf of Austria (1788), and Pier Luigi Nervi (1891).


Among photographers born in Italy, Felice Beato ranks 1After him are Oliviero Toscani (1942) and Adolfo Farsari (1841).