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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 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 1,036,122 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia. Fra Angelico is the 81st most popular painter (down from 54th in 2019), the 261st most popular biography from Italy (down from 120th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Italian Painter.

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

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Among painters, Fra Angelico ranks 81 out of 1,421Before him are Andrea Mantegna, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, François Boucher, Lili Elbe, Honoré Daumier, and Paul Signac. After him are Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Cimabue, Francisco de Zurbarán, Paolo Uccello, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, and Berthe Morisot.

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Among people born in 1400, Fra Angelico ranks 1After him are Gilles Binchois, Bartolomeo Colleoni, Gennadius Scholarius, Owen Tudor, Konrad Witz, Filarete, Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine, Alexander I of Moldavia, Ausiàs March, Vladislav II of Wallachia, and Hüma Hatun. Among people deceased in 1455, Fra Angelico ranks 2Before him is Pope Nicholas V. After him are Lorenzo Ghiberti, Pisanello, Isabel of Coimbra, Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, and Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Fra Angelico ranks 261 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Benedict II (635), Valentinian III (419), Man in the Iron Mask (1640), Pope Urban I (222), Pope Boniface IV (550), and Charles Borromeo (1538). After him are Pope Pelagius I (505), Pope John XV (1000), Zita of Bourbon-Parma (1892), Pope Adeodatus I (570), Umberto II of Italy (1904), and Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Fra Angelico ranks 21Before him are Giorgione (1478), Giovanni Bellini (1430), Domenico Ghirlandaio (1448), Piero della Francesca (1415), Pietro Perugino (1446), and Andrea Mantegna (1431). After him are Cimabue (1240), Paolo Uccello (1475), Filippo Lippi (1406), Vittore Carpaccio (1465), Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696), and Duccio (1255).