Giuseppe Castiglione

1688 - 1766

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Giuseppe Castiglione, S.J. (simplified Chinese: 郞世宁; traditional Chinese: 郞世寧; pinyin: Láng Shìníng; 19 July 1688 – 17 July 1766), was an Italian Jesuit brother and missionary in China, where he served as an artist at the imperial court of three Qing emperors – the Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong emperors. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giuseppe Castiglione has received more than 14,771 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Giuseppe Castiglione is the 380th most popular painter (down from 349th in 2019), the 1,192nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,135th in 2019) and the 106th most popular Italian Painter.

Giuseppe Castiglione is most famous for his portrait of Elisabeth Farnese, the wife of Philip V of Spain.

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  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.73

    Effective Languages (L*)

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Over the past year Giuseppe Castiglione has had the most page views in the with 49,837 views, followed by German (17,774), and Japanese (15,834). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are German (382.73%), Cantonese (162.57%), and Egyptian Arabic (105.45%)


Among painters, Giuseppe Castiglione ranks 380 out of 2,023Before him are Émile Bernard, Leonora Carrington, Édouard Vuillard, Aelbert Cuyp, Marie Laurencin, and Robert Rauschenberg. After him are David Teniers the Younger, Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson, Orcagna, Armand Guillaumin, Friedrich von Amerling, and Aleksandra Ekster.

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Among people born in 1688, Giuseppe Castiglione ranks 10Before him are Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden, Gyeongjong of Joseon, Juraj Jánošík, Maria Luisa of Savoy, Alexander Pope, and James Francis Edward Stuart. After him are Pierre de Marivaux, Stede Bonnet, Domenico Zipoli, Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, Antonio Corradini, and François Lemoyne. Among people deceased in 1766, Giuseppe Castiglione ranks 7Before him are Stanisław Leszczyński, Frederick V of Denmark, Elisabeth Farnese, James Francis Edward Stuart, Jean-Marc Nattier, and Johann Maria Farina. After him are Leopold Joseph von Daun, Thomas Abbt, Johann Christoph Gottsched, Marie Victoire de Noailles, François-Jean de la Barre, and Adrien Maurice de Noailles.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giuseppe Castiglione ranks 1,192 out of 5,161Before him are Pier Angeli (1932), Giovanni Sartori (1924), Francis IV, Duke of Modena (1779), Methodios I of Constantinople (788), Giambattista Marino (1569), and Raf Vallone (1916). After him are Paolo Gentiloni (1954), Margaret of Savoy, Vicereine of Portugal (1589), Ferdinando de' Medici, Grand Prince of Tuscany (1663), Enzo Bearzot (1927), Titus Pomponius Atticus (-110), and Giorgia Meloni (1977).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Giuseppe Castiglione ranks 106Before him are Domenico Veneziano (1410), Taddeo Gaddi (1290), Lorenzo Monaco (1370), Francesco Albani (1578), Elisabetta Sirani (1638), and Francesco Melzi (1491). After him are Orcagna (1315), Lorenzo Costa (1460), Giambattista Pittoni (1687), Gino Severini (1883), Andrea Solari (1460), and Pietro Cavallini (1240).