1267 - 1337

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Giotto di Bondone (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒɔtto di bonˈdoːne]; c. 1267 – January 8, 1337), known mononymously as Giotto (UK: , US: ) and Latinised as Giottus, was an Italian painter and architect from Florence during the Late Middle Ages. He worked during the Gothic/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".Giorgio Vasari described Giotto as making a decisive break with the prevalent Byzantine style and as initiating "the great art of painting as we know it today, introducing the technique of drawing accurately from life, which had been neglected for more than two hundred years".Giotto's masterwork is the decoration of the Scrovegni Chapel, in Padua, also known as the Arena Chapel, which was completed around 1305. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giotto has received more than 1,344,859 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Giotto is the 37th most popular painter (down from 36th in 2019), the 66th most popular biography from Italy (up from 76th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Italian Painter.

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Among painters, Giotto ranks 37 out of 1,428. Before him are Piet Mondrian, Edgar Degas, Marc Chagall, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Amedeo Modigliani, and Jacques-Louis David. After him are René Magritte, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Joan Miró, Masaccio, Artemisia Gentileschi, and Tintoretto.

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Among people born in 1267, Giotto ranks 1After him are James II of Aragon, Roger de Flor, Rainier I of Monaco, Lord of Cagnes, and Emperor Go-Uda. 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 66 out of 4,088. Before him are Pope John XXIII (1881), Guglielmo Marconi (1874), Fibonacci (1170), Livy (-59), Saint Valentine (226), and Amedeo Modigliani (1884). After him are Antonio Stradivari (1644), Zeno of Elea (-490), Brutus the Younger (-85), Pope Julius II (1443), Giorgio Vasari (1511), and Ötzi (-3345).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Giotto ranks 8Before him are Raphael (1483), Caravaggio (1571), Sandro Botticelli (1445), Donatello (1386), Titian (1488), and Amedeo Modigliani (1884). After him are Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526), Masaccio (1401), Artemisia Gentileschi (1593), Tintoretto (1518), Andrea del Verrocchio (1435), and Fra Angelico (1400).