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 117,233 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Frans Snyders is the 267th most popular painter (up from 294th in 2019), the 91st most popular biography from Belgium (up from 107th in 2019) and the 16th 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 267 out of 1,428Before him are Jacques Callot, Henri Fantin-Latour, Jan Brueghel the Younger, François Gérard, Orazio Gentileschi, and Pieter Aertsen. After him are Franz Xaver Winterhalter, Joachim Patinir, Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād, Francesco Hayez, Max Beckmann, and Lucian Freud.

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Among people born in 1579, Frans Snyders ranks 1After him are Tirso de Molina, Tokugawa Hidetada, Martin de Porres, Augustus the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, John Fletcher, Jens Munk, Juan Pablo Bonet, Johannes Meursius, Luis Vélez de Guevara, and John Ogilvie. Among people deceased in 1657, Frans Snyders ranks 4Before him are William Harvey, Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor, and Bohdan Khmelnytsky. After him are Gustav Horn, Count of Pori, Kâtip Çelebi, Laura Mancini, Clara Peeters, Balthasar van der Ast, Jacob van Campen, Nicole, Duchess of Lorraine, and Andrew Bobola.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Frans Snyders ranks 91 out of 899Before him are Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders (1837), Henri Pirenne (1862), Peyo (1928), Henri Vieuxtemps (1820), Margaret III, Countess of Flanders (1350), and Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601). After him are Joachim Patinir (1480), Albert Claude (1899), Yves Chauvin (1930), Gilles Binchois (1400), Auguste Beernaert (1829), and Matilda of Flanders (1031).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, Frans Snyders ranks 16Before him are Jacob Jordaens (1593), Hubert van Eyck (1366), Quentin Matsys (1466), Paul Delvaux (1897), Pieter Claesz (1596), and Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601). After him are Joachim Patinir (1480), Philippe de Champaigne (1602), David Teniers the Younger (1610), Karel van Mander (1548), Adriaen Brouwer (1605), and Pieter Coecke van Aelst (1502).