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Hans Baldung

1484 - 1545

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Hans Baldung (1484 or 1485 – September 1545), called Hans Baldung Grien, (being an early nickname, because of his predilection for the colour green), was a painter, printer, engraver, draftsman, and stained glass artist, who was considered the most gifted student of Albrecht Dürer and whose art belongs to both German Renaissance and Mannerism. Throughout his lifetime, he developed a distinctive style, full of colour, expression and imagination. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Baldung has received more than 213,004 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Hans Baldung is the 198th most popular painter (up from 202nd in 2019), the 541st most popular biography from Germany (down from 506th in 2019) and the 15th most popular German Painter.

Hans Baldung is most famous for his paintings of the devil, witches, and other supernatural beings.

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Among painters, Hans Baldung ranks 198 out of 1,421Before him are Antoine-Jean Gros, Ivan Shishkin, Dieric Bouts, Pisanello, Niko Pirosmani, and Anton Raphael Mengs. After him are Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Zeuxis, Jeanne Hébuterne, Andrea del Castagno, Zdzisław Beksiński, and Giorgio Morandi.

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Among people born in 1484, Hans Baldung ranks 3Before him are Huldrych Zwingli and Bartolomé de las Casas. After him are Anne of Foix-Candale, Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, Sebastian Cabot, Julius Caesar Scaliger, Joachim I Nestor, Elector of Brandenburg, Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Matteo Bandello, George, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, and Michele Sanmicheli. Among people deceased in 1545, Hans Baldung ranks 3Before him are Hans Holbein the Younger and Maria Manuela, Princess of Portugal. After him are Injong of Joseon, Sher Shah Suri, Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, Elizabeth of Austria, Albert of Brandenburg, Francis I, Duke of Lorraine, Peter Faber, Charles II de Valois, Duke of Orléans, and Louis X, Duke of Bavaria.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hans Baldung ranks 541 out of 6,142Before him are Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742), Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg (1655), Horst Wessel (1907), Peter Simon Pallas (1741), Willy Messerschmitt (1898), and Ananda Mahidol (1925). After him are Karl Schwarzschild (1873), Albert the Bear (1100), Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner (1780), Lion Feuchtwanger (1884), Dietrich Eckart (1868), and Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

Among painters born in Germany, Hans Baldung ranks 15Before him are Albrecht Altdorfer (1480), Franz Marc (1880), Otto Dix (1891), Gerhard Richter (1932), Emil Nolde (1867), and Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515). After him are George Grosz (1893), Franz Stuck (1863), Hans von Aachen (1552), August Macke (1887), Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805), and Max Beckmann (1884).