Frans Hals

1582 - 1666

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Frans Hals the Elder (UK: , US: , Dutch: [frɑns ˈɦɑls]; c. 1582 – 26 August 1666) was a Dutch Golden Age painter, chiefly of individual and group portraits and of genre works, who lived and worked in Haarlem. Hals played an important role in the evolution of 17th-century group portraiture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frans Hals has received more than 651,565 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Frans Hals is the 73rd most popular painter (down from 66th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 16th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Painter.

Frans Hals is most famous for his portraits of wealthy Dutch citizens.

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Among painters, Frans Hals ranks 73 out of 1,421Before him are Piero della Francesca, Henri Rousseau, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Rogier van der Weyden, Alphonse Mucha, and Gustave Doré. After him are Pietro Perugino, Andrea Mantegna, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, François Boucher, Lili Elbe, and Honoré Daumier.

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Among people born in 1582, Frans Hals ranks 1After him are Gregorio Allegri, Taichang Emperor, Dmitry of Uglich, Şehzade Mahmud, George, Duke of Brunswick-Calenberg, Giovanni Lanfranco, Bartolomeo Manfredi, John Frederick, Duke of Württemberg, David Teniers the Elder, Magdalene of Brandenburg, and Stephen Pongracz. Among people deceased in 1666, Frans Hals ranks 2Before him is Anne of Austria. After him are Shah Jahan, François Mansart, Abbas II of Persia, Guercino, Johann Adam Schall von Bell, Armand de Bourbon, Prince of Conti, Luisa de Guzmán, Augustus the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Isabella d'Este, Duchess of Parma, and Albert Eckhout.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Frans Hals ranks 20 out of 1,019Before him are Anthony van Dyck (1599), Orlande de Lassus (1534), Albert II of Belgium (1934), Mary of Burgundy (1457), Ursula von der Leyen (1958), and Rogier van der Weyden (1390). After him are Leopold III of Belgium (1901), Georges Simenon (1903), Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy (1480), Georges Lemaître (1894), Jacques Rogge (1942), and Albert I of Belgium (1875).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, Frans Hals ranks 5Before him are Jan van Eyck (1395), René Magritte (1898), Anthony van Dyck (1599), and Rogier van der Weyden (1390). After him are Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564), Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568), Hugo van der Goes (1440), Jacob Jordaens (1593), James Ensor (1860), Petrus Christus (1410), and Quentin Matsys (1466).