Hans von Aachen

1552 - 1615

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Hans von Aachen (1552 – 4 March 1615) was a German painter who was one of the leading representatives of Northern Mannerism. Hans von Aachen was a versatile and productive artist who worked in many genres. He was successful as a painter of princely and aristocratic portraits, and further painted religious, mythological and allegorical subjects. Known for his skill in the depiction of nudes, his eroticized mythological scenes were particularly enjoyed by his principal patron, Emperor Rudolf II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans von Aachen has received more than 119,321 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Hans von Aachen is the 279th most popular painter (down from 256th in 2019), the 687th most popular biography from Germany (down from 627th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular German Painter.

Hans von Aachen is most famous for his invention of the mechanical clock.

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Among painters, Hans von Aachen ranks 279 out of 1,428Before him are Lucian Freud, Gerard David, Gerrit Dou, Ivan Kramskoi, Masolino da Panicale, and Simon Vouet. After him are Sonia Delaunay, Gerard ter Borch, Norman Rockwell, Philippe de Champaigne, Jan Matejko, and Marie Bashkirtseff.

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Among people born in 1552, Hans von Aachen ranks 9Before him are Boris Godunov, Matteo Ricci, Vasili IV of Russia, Seonjo of Joseon, Lavinia Fontana, and Edmund Spenser. After him are Jost Bürgi, Henri, Prince of Condé, Petrus Plancius, Agrippa d'Aubigné, Dom Justo Takayama, and Pietro Cataldi. Among people deceased in 1615, Hans von Aachen ranks 3Before him are Margaret of Valois and Sanada Yukimura. After him are Giambattista della Porta, Toyotomi Hideyori, Heo Jun, Virginia de' Medici, Dom Justo Takayama, Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala, Claudio Acquaviva, Alonso Pérez de Guzmán y Sotomayor, 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia, and Adriaan van Roomen.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hans von Aachen ranks 687 out of 5,289Before him are Franz Joseph Gall (1758), Elsa Einstein (1876), Nikolaus Harnoncourt (1929), Magda Schneider (1909), Achim von Arnim (1781), and Karl Carstens (1914). After him are Franz Ziereis (1905), Werner von Haeften (1908), Heinrich Hoffmann (1885), Wilhelm Bittrich (1894), Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche (1846), and Walter Scheel (1919).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

Among painters born in Germany, Hans von Aachen ranks 22Before him are Hans Baldung (1484), August Macke (1887), Max Liebermann (1847), Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805), Max Beckmann (1884), and Lucian Freud (1922). After him are Franz Stuck (1863), Oskar Schlemmer (1888), Carl Spitzweg (1808), Philipp Otto Runge (1777), Johann Friedrich Overbeck (1789), and Konrad Witz (1400).