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Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (February 8, 1591 – December 22, 1666), better known as (il) Guercino (Italian pronunciation: [ɡwerˈtʃiːno]), was an Italian Baroque painter and draftsman from Cento in the Emilia region, who was active in Rome and Bologna. The vigorous naturalism of his early manner contrasts with the classical equilibrium of his later works. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Guercino has received more than 301,320 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. Guercino is the 260th most popular painter (down from 245th in 2019), the 864th most popular biography from Italy (down from 806th in 2019) and the 74th most popular Italian Painter.

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Among painters, Guercino ranks 260 out of 1,421Before her are Domenichino, Orazio Gentileschi, Jan van Goyen, Helene Schjerfbeck, Luigi Russolo, and Ivan Kramskoi. After her are Hendrick Avercamp, Jan Brueghel the Younger, Simon Vouet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Pieter Claesz, and Il Sodoma.

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Among people born in 1591, Guercino ranks 4Before her are Mustafa I, Jusepe de Ribera, and Girard Desargues. After her are Louise de Marillac, Alexandre de Rhodes, Alfonso III d'Este, Duke of Modena, Johann Adam Schall von Bell, Isabella of Savoy, Margherita Gonzaga, Duchess of Lorraine, Andrew Bobola, and Stanisław Koniecpolski. Among people deceased in 1666, Guercino ranks 6Before her are Anne of Austria, Frans Hals, Shah Jahan, François Mansart, and Abbas II of Persia. After her are Johann Adam Schall von Bell, Armand de Bourbon, Prince of Conti, Luisa de Guzmán, Augustus the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Isabella d'Este, Duchess of Parma, and Albert Eckhout.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Guercino ranks 864 out of 4,668Before her are Atia (-85), Ambrogio Spinola, 1st Marquess of Balbases (1569), Maximilian Sforza (1493), Luigi Russolo (1885), Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus (-84), and Beatrice of Naples (1457). After her are Berengar II of Italy (900), Angelo Sodano (1927), Emilio Segrè (1905), Concino Concini (1575), Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus (-519), and Lina Wertmüller (1928).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Guercino ranks 74Before her are Rosso Fiorentino (1494), Gentile da Fabriano (1370), Francesco Hayez (1791), Domenichino (1581), Orazio Gentileschi (1563), and Luigi Russolo (1885). After her are Il Sodoma (1477), Carlo Crivelli (1430), Jacopo Bassano (1510), Salvator Rosa (1615), Carlo Carrà (1881), and Francesco Melzi (1491).