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Hans Holbein the Younger

1497 - 1545

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Hans Holbein the Younger (UK: HOL-byne, US: HOHL-byne, HAWL-; German: Hans Holbein der Jüngere; c. 1497 – between 7 October and 29 November 1543) was a German-Swiss painter and printmaker who worked in a Northern Renaissance style, and is considered one of the greatest portraitists of the 16th century. He also produced religious art, satire, and Reformation propaganda, and he made a significant contribution to the history of book design. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Holbein the Younger has received more than 2,175,050 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 64 in 2019). Hans Holbein the Younger is the 6th most popular artist (up from 7th in 2019), the 190th most popular biography from Germany (down from 172nd in 2019) and the most popular German Artist.

Hans Holbein the Younger is most famous for his portraits of Henry VIII and his family.

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Among artists, Hans Holbein the Younger ranks 6 out of 78Before him are Hokusai, Andy Warhol, Marcel Duchamp, M. C. Escher, and Yoko Ono. After him are Jusepe de Ribera, Victor Vasarely, Jean Arp, Joseph Beuys, Yves Klein, and Hiroshige.

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Among people born in 1497, Hans Holbein the Younger ranks 1After him are Philip Melanchthon, Beyhan Sultan, Pedro de Valdivia, Emperor Go-Nara, Mōri Motonari, Ernest I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Jean Fernel, Francesco Canova da Milano, and Stephen Gardiner. Among people deceased in 1545, Hans Holbein the Younger ranks 1After him are Maria Manuela, Princess of Portugal, Hans Baldung, 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 Holbein the Younger ranks 190 out of 6,142Before him are Augustus III of Poland (1696), Caroline of Ansbach (1683), Emmy Noether (1882), Matthias Grünewald (1480), Ilse Koch (1906), and Helmuth von Moltke the Elder (1800). After him are Edith Stein (1891), Philip Melanchthon (1497), Rudolf I of Germany (1218), Emil Fischer (1852), Nelly Sachs (1891), and Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (1756).

Among ARTISTS In Germany

Among artists born in Germany, Hans Holbein the Younger ranks 1After him are Joseph Beuys (1921), Kurt Schwitters (1887), Josef Albers (1888), Ulay (1943), Méret Oppenheim (1913), Bernt Notke (1435), John Heartfield (1891), and Marianne Brandt (1893).