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Frans Snyders

1579 - 1657

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Frans Snyders or Frans Snijders (11 November 1579, Antwerp – 19 August 1657, Antwerp) was a Flemish painter of animals, hunting scenes, market scenes, and still lifes. He was one of the earliest specialist animaliers and he is credited with initiating a wide variety of new still-life and animal subjects in Antwerp. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frans Snyders has received more than 159,136 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Frans Snyders is the 294th most popular painter (down from 266th in 2019), the 107th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 91st in 2019) and the 20th most popular Belgian Painter.

Frans Snyders was a Flemish painter who is most famous for his still lifes of game, fish, and poultry.

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Among painters, Frans Snyders ranks 294 out of 1,421Before him are John Singer Sargent, Baldassare Peruzzi, Adriaen van Ostade, Anselm Kiefer, Paul Delvaux, and Louis Wain. After him are Marie Bashkirtseff, Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Salaì, François Gérard, and Thomas Couture.

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Among people born in 1579, Frans Snyders ranks 3Before him are Tirso de Molina and Martin de Porres. After him are Tokugawa Hidetada, Catherine Henriette de Balzac d'Entragues, Carlo Saraceni, Augustus the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, John Fletcher, Marie of Prussia, Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, Juan Pablo Bonet, Jens Munk, and Johannes Meursius. Among people deceased in 1657, Frans Snyders ranks 4Before him are William Harvey, Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor, and Bohdan Khmelnytsky. After him are Clara Peeters, Gustav Horn, Count of Pori, Kâtip Çelebi, Nicole, Duchess of Lorraine, Laura Mancini, Balthasar van der Ast, Jacob van Campen, and Andrew Bobola.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Frans Snyders ranks 107 out of 1,019Before him are Félicien Rops (1833), Gilles Binchois (1400), Joachim Patinir (1480), Gerard de Ridefort (1141), Eugène Ysaÿe (1858), and Paul Delvaux (1897). After him are Gertrude of Nivelles (626), François Vatel (1631), Henri Pirenne (1862), Henri Vieuxtemps (1820), Karel van Mander (1548), and Jacob Obrecht (1457).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, Frans Snyders ranks 20Before him are Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601), Pieter Claesz (1596), Philippe de Champaigne (1602), Félicien Rops (1833), Joachim Patinir (1480), and Paul Delvaux (1897). After him are Karel van Mander (1548), Adriaen Brouwer (1605), David Teniers the Younger (1610), Pieter Coecke van Aelst (1502), Fernand Khnopff (1858), and Bartholomeus Spranger (1546).