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Frans Floris

1519 - 1570

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Frans Floris, Frans Floris the Elder or Frans Floris de Vriendt (17 April 1519 – 1 October 1570) was a Flemish painter, draughtsman, print artist and tapestry designer. He is mainly known for his history paintings, allegorical scenes and portraits. He played an important role in the movement in Northern Renaissance painting referred to as Romanism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frans Floris has received more than 92,269 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Frans Floris is the 679th most popular painter (down from 626th in 2019), the 231st most popular biography from Belgium (down from 213th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular Belgian Painter.

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Among painters, Frans Floris ranks 679 out of 1,421Before him are Narcisse Virgilio Díaz, Nadežda Petrović, Giovanni Pietro Bellori, Fernand Cormon, Ridolfo Ghirlandaio, and Anna Chromý. After him are Eugène Carrière, Alexei Savrasov, Juan Sánchez Cotán, Jan Fyt, Karl von Piloty, and Jozef Israëls.

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Among people born in 1519, Frans Floris ranks 15Before him are Theodore Beza, Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, Imagawa Yoshimoto, Antonis Mor, Andrea Cesalpino, and Thomas Gresham. After him are Marie of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, and Girolamo Mei. Among people deceased in 1570, Frans Floris ranks 9Before him are Francesco Primaticcio, Yi Hwang, Paris Bordone, Philibert de l'Orme, João de Barros, and Moses ben Jacob Cordovero. After him are James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, Eleonora Gonzaga, Duchess of Urbino, Tielman Susato, Diego Ortiz, Daniele Barbaro, and Pietro Loredan.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Frans Floris ranks 231 out of 1,019Before him are Adrien de Gerlache (1866), Ida of Lorraine (1040), Sigfried, Count of the Ardennes (919), Eugène Joseph Delporte (1882), Princess Amélie Louise of Arenberg (1789), and Jacob van Artevelde (1290). After him are Jan Fyt (1611), Adalard of Corbie (751), Antoinette de Mérode (1828), Wilfried Van Moer (1945), Rik Van Steenbergen (1924), and Désiré-Joseph Mercier (1851).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, Frans Floris ranks 43Before him are Justus van Gent (1430), Ambrosius Bosschaert (1573), Maerten de Vos (1532), Barthélemy d'Eyck (1420), Juan de Flandes (1450), and Antoine Wiertz (1806). After him are Jan Fyt (1611), Frans Masereel (1889), Michiel Coxie (1499), Adam Frans van der Meulen (1632), David Teniers the Elder (1582), and Joos de Momper (1564).