Fra Angelico

1400 - 1455

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Fra Angelico, OP (born Guido di Pietro; c. 1395 – 18 February 1455) was a Dominican friar and Italian Renaissance painter of the Early Renaissance, described by Giorgio Vasari in his Lives of the Artists as having "a rare and perfect talent". He earned his reputation primarily for the series of frescoes he made for his own friary, San Marco, in Florence, then worked in Rome and other cities. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fra Angelico has received more than 1,073,628 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Fra Angelico is the 53rd most popular painter (up from 81st in 2019), the 161st most popular biography from Italy (up from 260th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Italian Painter.

Fra Angelico is most famous for his paintings of religious scenes.

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Among painters, Fra Angelico ranks 53 out of 2,023Before him are Andrea del Verrocchio, J. M. W. Turner, Paul Klee, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Andrea Mantegna, and Georges Braque. After him are Caspar David Friedrich, Camille Pissarro, Giorgione, Artemisia Gentileschi, Jean-François Millet, and Egon Schiele.

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Among people born in 1400, Fra Angelico ranks 1After him are Andronikos V Palaiologos, Bartolomeo Colleoni, Gilles Binchois, Gennadius Scholarius, Hüma Hatun, Filarete, Ruy González de Clavijo, Konrad Witz, Didacus of Alcalá, Alexander I of Moldavia, and Dabiša of Bosnia. Among people deceased in 1455, Fra Angelico ranks 1After him are Pope Nicholas V, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Pisanello, Isabel of Coimbra, Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, Zbigniew Oleśnicki, and Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Fra Angelico ranks 161 out of 5,161Before him are Cato the Elder (-243), Galba (-3), Pope Leo XI (1535), Anselm of Canterbury (1033), Pope Clement I (40), and Gaius Marius (-157). After him are Sergio Mattarella (1941), Pope Pius VII (1742), Pope Paul V (1552), Carlo Collodi (1826), Pope Lucius I (200), and Pope Innocent VIII (1432).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Fra Angelico ranks 15Before him are Amedeo Modigliani (1884), Tintoretto (1518), Paolo Veronese (1528), Andrea del Verrocchio (1435), Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526), and Andrea Mantegna (1431). After him are Giorgione (1478), Artemisia Gentileschi (1593), Domenico Ghirlandaio (1448), Giovanni Bellini (1430), Piero della Francesca (1415), and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696).