Gustave Doré

1832 - 1883

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Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré (UK: DOR-ay, US: dor-AY, French: [ɡystav dɔʁe]; 6 January 1832 – 23 January 1883) was a French artist, printmaker, illustrator, comics artist, caricaturist, and sculptor who worked primarily with wood-engraving. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustave Doré has received more than 1,269,848 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Gustave Doré is the 70th most popular painter (up from 74th in 2019), the 191st most popular biography from France (up from 196th in 2019) and the 20th most popular French Painter.

Gustave Doré is most famous for his illustrations of Dante's Divine Comedy. He also illustrated many other classic books, including Aesop's Fables, Paradise Lost, and Don Quixote.

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Among painters, Gustave Doré ranks 70 out of 1,428Before him are Giovanni Bellini, Jean-Antoine Watteau, Frans Hals, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Honoré Daumier, and Piero della Francesca. After him are Domenico Ghirlandaio, Henri Rousseau, Alfred Sisley, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Andrea Mantegna, and François Boucher.

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Among people born in 1832, Gustave Doré ranks 6Before him are Édouard Manet, Gustave Eiffel, Lewis Carroll, Nikolaus Otto, and Wilhelm Wundt. After him are Maximilian I of Mexico, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Edward Burnett Tylor, William Crookes, Louisa May Alcott, and Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld. Among people deceased in 1883, Gustave Doré ranks 5Before him are Karl Marx, Richard Wagner, Édouard Manet, and Ivan Turgenev. After him are Emir Abdelkader, Henri, Count of Chambord, Midhat Pasha, Joseph Plateau, Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Charles II, Duke of Parma, and Princess Marianne of the Netherlands.

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In France

Among people born in France, Gustave Doré ranks 191 out of 5,234Before him are Thérèse of Lisieux (1873), Charles IV of France (1294), Pope Benedict XII (1280), Honoré Daumier (1808), Saint Roch (1295), and Roland Barthes (1915). After him are Henri Rousseau (1844), Henry II of England (1133), Cyrano de Bergerac (1619), Jean Racine (1639), Margaret of Valois (1553), and François-René de Chateaubriand (1768).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Gustave Doré ranks 20Before him are Georges Braque (1882), Jean-François Millet (1814), Théodore Géricault (1791), Georges Seurat (1859), Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684), and Honoré Daumier (1808). After him are Henri Rousseau (1844), Alfred Sisley (1839), Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796), François Boucher (1703), Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732), and Berthe Morisot (1841).