1267 - 1337

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Giotto di Bondone (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒɔtto di bonˈdoːne]; c. 1267 – January 8, 1337), known mononymously as Giotto (UK: JOT-oh, US: jee-OT-oh, JAW-toh) and Latinised as Giottus, was an Italian painter and architect from Florence during the Late Middle Ages. He worked during the Gothic and Proto-Renaissance period. Giotto's contemporary, the banker and chronicler Giovanni Villani, wrote that Giotto was "the most sovereign master of painting in his time, who drew all his figures and their postures according to nature" and of his publicly recognized "talent and excellence". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giotto has received more than 2,109,184 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 86 in 2019). Giotto is the 36th most popular painter (up from 37th in 2019), the 78th most popular biography from Italy (up from 85th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Italian Painter.

Giotto is most famous for his frescoes in the Arena Chapel in Padua, Italy.

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Among painters, Giotto ranks 36 out of 2,023Before him are Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Jan van Eyck, Edgar Degas, Marc Chagall, Jacques-Louis David, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. After him are Joan Miró, René Magritte, Masaccio, Gustave Courbet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Amedeo Modigliani.

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Among people born in 1267, Giotto ranks 1After him are James II of Aragon, Roger de Flor, Emperor Go-Uda, Rainier I of Monaco, Lord of Cagnes, and Henry I, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen. Among people deceased in 1337, Giotto ranks 1After him are Musa I of Mali, Frederick III of Sicily, William I, Count of Hainaut, and Tino di Camaino.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giotto ranks 78 out of 5,161Before him are Titus (41), Lucrezia Borgia (1480), Vitruvius (-75), Zeno of Elea (-490), Mark Antony (-83), and Lucius Tarquinius Superbus (-600). After him are Ennio Morricone (1928), Catherine de' Medici (1519), Giorgio Vasari (1511), Pope Pius V (1504), Pope Pius XI (1857), and Benedict of Nursia (480).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Giotto ranks 7Before him are Michelangelo (1475), Raphael (1483), Caravaggio (1571), Sandro Botticelli (1445), Titian (1488), and Donatello (1386). After him are Masaccio (1401), Amedeo Modigliani (1884), Tintoretto (1518), Paolo Veronese (1528), Andrea del Verrocchio (1435), and Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526).