1591 - 1666

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Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (February 8, 1591 – December 22, 1666), better known as Guercino, or il Guercino [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 191,800 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Guercino is the 246th most popular painter (down from 238th in 2019), the 806th most popular biography from Italy (down from 786th in 2019) and the 69th most popular Italian Painter.

Guercino is most famous for his painting of the Madonna and Child.

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Among painters, Guercino ranks 246 out of 1,428Before him are Giorgio Morandi, Piero di Cosimo, Carlo Crivelli, Hyacinthe Rigaud, Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark, and Giacomo Balla. After him are Georgia O'Keeffe, Luigi Russolo, Zdzisław Beksiński, Bernardo Bellotto, Hendrick Avercamp, and Viktor Vasnetsov.

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

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Guercino ranks 806 out of 4,088Before him are Marcus Claudius Tacitus (200), Piero di Cosimo (1462), Federico da Montefeltro (1422), Carlo Crivelli (1430), Charles Martel of Anjou (1271), and Giacomo Balla (1871). After him are Pope Leo V (870), Alcmaeon of Croton (-510), Silvio Piola (1913), Lino Ventura (1919), Gianni Rivera (1943), and Gnaeus Naevius (-275).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Guercino ranks 69Before him are Lorenzo Lotto (1480), Lorenzo di Credi (1459), Giorgio Morandi (1890), Piero di Cosimo (1462), Carlo Crivelli (1430), and Giacomo Balla (1871). After him are Luigi Russolo (1885), Bernardo Bellotto (1721), Domenichino (1581), Jacopo Bassano (1510), Francesco Guardi (1712), and François Gérard (1770).