Fra Angelico

1400 - 1455

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Fra Angelico (born Guido di Pietro; c. 1395 – February 18, 1455) was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance, described by 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.He was known to contemporaries as Fra Giovanni da Fiesole (Brother John of Fiesole) and Fra Giovanni Angelico (Angelic Brother John). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fra Angelico has received more than 729,318 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Fra Angelico is the 54th most popular painter (down from 51st in 2019), the 120th most popular biography from Italy (up from 121st in 2019) and the 14th most popular Italian Painter.

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

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Among painters, Fra Angelico ranks 54 out of 1,428Before him are Paul Klee, Egon Schiele, Kazimir Malevich, Andrea del Verrocchio, Georges Braque, and Camille Pissarro. After him are Anthony van Dyck, Jean-François Millet, Jackson Pollock, Paolo Veronese, J. M. W. Turner, and Giorgione.

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Among people born in 1400, Fra Angelico ranks 1After him are Gilles Binchois, Bartolomeo Colleoni, Gennadius Scholarius, Konrad Witz, Vladislav II of Wallachia, Owen Tudor, Filarete, Ausiàs March, Ruy González de Clavijo, Alexander I of Moldavia, and Andronikos V Palaiologos. Among people deceased in 1455, Fra Angelico ranks 1After him are Pope Nicholas V, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Pisanello, Isabel of Coimbra, and Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Fra Angelico ranks 120 out of 4,088Before him are Terence Hill (1939), Pope Pius II (1405), Pope Pius III (1439), Gaius Marius (-157), Andrea del Verrocchio (1435), and Pope Pius VII (1742). After him are Andrea Palladio (1508), Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632), Pompey (-106), Pope Gregory XVI (1765), Cesare Borgia (1475), and Pope Clement I (40).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Fra Angelico ranks 14Before him are Giotto (1267), Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526), Masaccio (1401), Artemisia Gentileschi (1593), Tintoretto (1518), and Andrea del Verrocchio (1435). After him are Paolo Veronese (1528), Giorgione (1478), Giovanni Bellini (1430), Piero della Francesca (1415), Domenico Ghirlandaio (1448), and Andrea Mantegna (1431).