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 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 1,567,032 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Hans Holbein the Younger is the 7th most popular artist (up from 12th in 2019), the 172nd most popular biography from Germany (up from 316th 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 7 out of 77Before him are Hokusai, Andy Warhol, Marcel Duchamp, Yoko Ono, M. C. Escher, and Victor Vasarely. After him are Jean Arp, Jusepe de Ribera, Joseph Beuys, Yves Klein, Roy Lichtenstein, and Hiroshige.

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Among people born in 1497, Hans Holbein the Younger ranks 2Before him is Philip Melanchthon. After him are Beyhan Sultan, Pedro de Valdivia, Mōri Motonari, Emperor Go-Nara, Jean Fernel, Ernest I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and Stephen Gardiner. Among people deceased in 1545, Hans Holbein the Younger ranks 1After him are Hans Baldung, Maria Manuela, Princess of Portugal, Injong of Joseon, Sher Shah Suri, Elizabeth of Austria, Albert of Brandenburg, Francis I, Duke of Lorraine, Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, Peter Faber, Charles II de Valois, Duke of Orléans, and Nikola Jurišić.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hans Holbein the Younger ranks 172 out of 5,289Before him are Hans Frank (1900), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886), Otto Hahn (1879), Julius Lothar Meyer (1830), Herbert Marcuse (1898), and Frederick William IV of Prussia (1795). After him are Christian IX of Denmark (1818), Caroline of Ansbach (1683), Werner von Siemens (1816), Levi Strauss (1829), Emmy Noether (1882), and Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729).

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), Bernt Notke (1435), Méret Oppenheim (1913), John Heartfield (1891), and Marianne Brandt (1893).