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Francisco Pacheco

1564 - 1644

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Francisco Pacheco del Río (bap. 3 November 1564 – 27 November 1644) was a Spanish painter, best known as the teacher and father-in-law of Diego Velázquez and Alonzo Cano, and for his textbook on painting, entitled Art of Painting, that is an important source for the study of 17th-century practice in Spain. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francisco Pacheco has received more than 85,066 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Francisco Pacheco is the 553rd most popular painter (up from 574th in 2019), the 488th most popular biography from Spain (up from 514th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Spanish Painter.

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Among painters, Francisco Pacheco ranks 553 out of 1,421Before him are Christian Boltanski, Han Gan, Heinrich Füger, Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard Grandville, Mi Fu, and Hans Holbein the Elder. After him are Carl Bloch, Asger Jorn, Jan Toorop, Henri-Edmond Cross, Pierre Puget, and Francesco del Cossa.

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Among people born in 1564, Francisco Pacheco ranks 9Before him are Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Christopher Marlowe, William Adams, Paulo Miki, David Fabricius, and Ahmad Sirhindi. After him are Hans Leo Hassler, Henry Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Joos de Momper, Margherita Gonzaga, Duchess of Ferrara, Federico Borromeo, and John Casimir, Duke of Saxe-Coburg. Among people deceased in 1644, Francisco Pacheco ranks 7Before him are Pope Urban VIII, Elisabeth of France, Chongzhen Emperor, Jan Baptist van Helmont, Cecilia Renata of Austria, and Alfonso III d'Este, Duke of Modena. After him are Bernardo Strozzi, Countess Louise Juliana of Nassau, Agostino Tassi, Guru Hargobind, Luis Vélez de Guevara, and Geoffrey Keating.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Francisco Pacheco ranks 488 out of 2,932Before him are Quique Setién (1958), Urraca of Zamora (1033), Josep Samitier (1902), Hosius of Corduba (256), Liuva I (550), and Suintila (594). After him are Anthony Mary Claret (1807), Ruy González de Clavijo (1400), Leander of Seville (534), Fernando Hierro (1968), Hasdai ibn Shaprut (910), and García Sánchez III of Pamplona (1012).

Among PAINTERS In Spain

Among painters born in Spain, Francisco Pacheco ranks 14Before him are Juan Gris (1887), Joaquín Sorolla (1863), Antoni Tàpies (1923), Ferdinand Columbus (1488), Enrique Simonet (1866), and Josefa de Óbidos (1630). After him are Marià Fortuny (1838), Remedios Varo (1908), Santiago Rusiñol (1861), Juan Carreño de Miranda (1614), Julio González (1876), and Alonso Sánchez Coello (1531).