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Franz Xaver Winterhalter

1805 - 1873

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Franz Xaver Winterhalter (20 April 1805 – 8 July 1873) was a German painter and lithographer, known for his flattering portraits of royalty and upper-class society in the mid-19th century. His name has become associated with fashionable court portraiture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franz Xaver Winterhalter has received more than 417,781 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Franz Xaver Winterhalter is the 253rd most popular painter (up from 267th in 2019), the 664th most popular biography from Germany (up from 669th in 2019) and the 20th most popular German Painter.

Franz Xaver Winterhalter was a German painter who is most famous for his portraits of members of European royal families.

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Among painters, Franz Xaver Winterhalter ranks 253 out of 1,421Before him are Kees van Dongen, Francesco Guardi, Rosso Fiorentino, Gentile da Fabriano, Francesco Hayez, and August Macke. After him are Domenichino, Orazio Gentileschi, Jan van Goyen, Helene Schjerfbeck, Luigi Russolo, and Ivan Kramskoi.

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Among people born in 1805, Franz Xaver Winterhalter ranks 12Before him are Ferdinand de Lesseps, William Rowan Hamilton, Joseph Smith, Fanny Mendelssohn, Louis Auguste Blanqui, and Maria Anna of Bavaria. After him are Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, Marie d'Agoult, Robert FitzRoy, Khachatur Abovian, Adalbert Stifter, and Ewelina Hańska. Among people deceased in 1873, Franz Xaver Winterhalter ranks 9Before him are David Livingstone, Justus von Liebig, Caroline Augusta of Bavaria, John of Saxony, Alessandro Manzoni, and Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria. After him are Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Fyodor Tyutchev, Vasil Levski, Amélie of Leuchtenberg, Johns Hopkins, and Émile Gaboriau.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Franz Xaver Winterhalter ranks 664 out of 6,142Before him are Heinrich Otto Wieland (1877), Kurt Schwitters (1887), August Macke (1887), John William Friso, Prince of Orange (1687), George William, Elector of Brandenburg (1595), and Erich Mielke (1907). After him are Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1860), Ottmar Hitzfeld (1949), Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony (1722), Walter Scheel (1919), George, King of Saxony (1832), and Gustav Heinemann (1899).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

Among painters born in Germany, Franz Xaver Winterhalter ranks 20Before him are Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515), Hans Baldung (1484), George Grosz (1893), Franz Stuck (1863), Hans von Aachen (1552), and August Macke (1887). After him are Max Beckmann (1884), Anselm Kiefer (1945), Philipp Otto Runge (1777), Hendrik Goltzius (1558), Carl Spitzweg (1808), and Oskar Schlemmer (1888).