1529 - 1608

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Giambologna (1529 – 13 August 1608) — (known also as Jean de Boulogne and Giovanni da Bologna) — was a Flemish sculptor based in Italy, celebrated for his marble and bronze statuary in a late Renaissance or Mannerist style. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giambologna has received more than 254,931 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Giambologna is the 15th most popular sculptor (down from 14th in 2019), the 415th most popular biography from France (down from 386th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular French Sculptor.

Giambologna is most famous for his bronze statue of Neptune, which is located in the Piazza della Signoria in Florence.

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Among sculptors, Giambologna ranks 15 out of 190Before him are Camille Claudel, Lysippos, Antonio Canova, Constantin Brâncuși, Henry Moore, and Bertel Thorvaldsen. After him are Alexander Calder, Marie Tussaud, Scopas, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, Luca della Robbia, and Andrea Pisano.

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Among people born in 1529, Giambologna ranks 1After him are Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria, Franciscus Patricius, John Frederick II, Duke of Saxony, Taddeo Zuccari, Anthony Jenkinson, and Raphael Holinshed. Among people deceased in 1608, Giambologna ranks 2Before him is John Dee. After him are Seonjo of Joseon, Maria Anna of Bavaria, Charles III, Duke of Lorraine, Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg, Sigismund Rákóczi, Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg, Andrew Avellino, Bernardo Buontalenti, Ğazı II Giray, and Marie Eleonore of Cleves.

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In France

Among people born in France, Giambologna ranks 415 out of 5,234Before him are Charles Le Brun (1619), Louis-Nicolas Davout (1770), Pierre Laval (1883), Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran (1845), Auguste Escoffier (1847), and Avitus (395). After him are Patrice de MacMahon (1808), Ferdinand de Lesseps (1805), Hector Malot (1830), Théodore Rousseau (1812), Jacques Tati (1907), and Arsène Wenger (1949).

Among SCULPTORS In France

Among sculptors born in France, Giambologna ranks 3Before him are Auguste Rodin (1840) and Camille Claudel (1864). After him are Marie Tussaud (1761), Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (1834), Louise Bourgeois (1911), Antoine Bourdelle (1861), Paul Landowski (1875), Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741), François Rude (1784), Rosa Bonheur (1822), and Étienne Maurice Falconet (1716).