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Giovanni Battista Piranesi

1720 - 1778

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Giovanni Battista (or Giambattista) Piranesi (Italian pronunciation: [dʒoˈvanni batˈtista piraˈneːzi; -eːsi]; also known as simply Piranesi; 4 October 1720 – 9 November 1778) was an Italian Classical archaeologist, architect, and artist, famous for his etchings of Rome and of fictitious and atmospheric "prisons" (Carceri d'invenzione). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giovanni Battista Piranesi has received more than 741,869 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Giovanni Battista Piranesi is the 174th most popular painter (down from 152nd in 2019), the 608th most popular biography from Italy (down from 516th in 2019) and the 45th most popular Italian Painter.

Giovanni Battista Piranesi was a neoclassical artist who is most famous for his etchings of ancient Roman architecture.

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Among painters, Giovanni Battista Piranesi ranks 174 out of 1,421Before him are Gerhard Richter, Carl Larsson, Gerda Wegener, Gustave Caillebotte, Henry Fuseli, and Pieter de Hooch. After him are Petrus Christus, Emil Nolde, Angelica Kauffman, Agostino Carracci, Pierre Bonnard, and Francis Picabia.

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Among people born in 1720, Giovanni Battista Piranesi ranks 2Before him is Baron Munchausen. After him are Charles Edward Stuart, Anna Maria Mozart, Philip, Duke of Parma, Carlo Gozzi, James Hargreaves, Louisa Ulrika of Prussia, Emperor Sakuramachi, Vilna Gaon, Charles Bonnet, and Heraclius II of Georgia. Among people deceased in 1778, Giovanni Battista Piranesi ranks 4Before him are Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Voltaire, and Carl Linnaeus. After him are Anna Maria Mozart, Laura Bassi, James Hargreaves, Louis Victor, Prince of Carignano, Thomas Arne, Étienne-Gabriel Morelly, William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, and Alvise Giovanni Mocenigo.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giovanni Battista Piranesi ranks 608 out of 4,668Before him are Claudia Octavia (40), Saint Eustace (10), Olybrius (400), Frank Capra (1897), Libius Severus (420), and Bonaventura Cavalieri (1598). After him are Tancred, Prince of Galilee (1072), Alexander of Battenberg (1857), Maria Luisa of Savoy (1688), Leonardo Bruni (1370), Constance, Queen of Sicily (1154), and Publius Cornelius Scipio (-260).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Giovanni Battista Piranesi ranks 45Before him are Ambrogio Lorenzetti (1290), Filippino Lippi (1457), Lavinia Fontana (1552), Gentile Bellini (1429), Antonello da Messina (1430), and Giulio Romano (1499). After him are Agostino Carracci (1557), John William Waterhouse (1849), Pietro da Cortona (1596), Fra Bartolomeo (1472), Benozzo Gozzoli (1420), and Pisanello (1395).