Hendrik Goltzius

1558 - 1617

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Hendrick Goltzius, or Hendrik, (German: [ˈgɔltsi̯ʊs]; Dutch: [ˈɣɔltsʲiœs]; January or February 1558 – 1 January 1617) was a German-born Dutch printmaker, draftsman, and painter. He was the leading Dutch engraver of the early Baroque period, or Northern Mannerism, lauded for his sophisticated technique, technical mastership and "exuberance" of his compositions. According to A. Hyatt Mayor, Goltzius "was the last professional engraver who drew with the authority of a good painter and the last who invented many pictures for others to copy". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hendrik Goltzius has received more than 124,627 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Hendrik Goltzius is the 337th most popular painter (down from 311th in 2019), the 938th most popular biography from Germany (down from 849th in 2019) and the 27th most popular German Painter.

Hendrik Goltzius was a Dutch printmaker and engraver. He is most famous for his engravings of biblical and mythological scenes.

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Over the past year Hendrik Goltzius has had the most page views in the with 8,442 views, followed by Russian (5,878), and Spanish (5,578). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Egyptian Arabic (121.14%), Finnish (61.60%), and Latin (48.00%)


Among painters, Hendrik Goltzius ranks 337 out of 2,023Before him are Thomas Couture, Jean-Marc Nattier, Adriaen Brouwer, Léon Bakst, Albert Edelfelt, and Claude Joseph Vernet. After him are Giovanni Paolo Panini, Palma Vecchio, Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Giovanni Segantini, Lucio Fontana, and John Singer Sargent.

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Among people born in 1558, Hendrik Goltzius ranks 4Before him are Michael the Brave, Maximilian III, Archduke of Austria, and Ishikawa Goemon. After him are Ligdan Khan, Oda Nobutaka, Olivier van Noort, Margrave Andrew of Burgau, François de Bourbon, Prince of Conti, Thomas Kyd, John VII, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Chen Jiru. Among people deceased in 1617, Hendrik Goltzius ranks 9Before him are John Napier, Rose of Lima, Francisco Suárez, Emperor Go-Yōzei, Concino Concini, and David Fabricius. After him are 4th Dalai Lama, Fausto Veranzio, Dorothea of Denmark, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Giovanni Botero, Leonora Dori, and Alphonsus Rodriguez.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hendrik Goltzius ranks 938 out of 7,253Before him are Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (1831), Franz Oppenheimer (1864), Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (1942), Sophia of Prussia (1870), Max Ophüls (1902), and Princess Wilhelmine of Baden (1788). After him are Christina of Saxony (1461), Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony (1867), Joanna Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp (1712), Frederick II, Elector of Saxony (1412), Karl Rahner (1904), and Dorothea of Brandenburg (1430).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

Among painters born in Germany, Hendrik Goltzius ranks 27Before him are Max Liebermann (1847), Gabriele Münter (1877), Max Beckmann (1884), Franz Stuck (1863), Carl Spitzweg (1808), and Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876). After him are Philipp Otto Runge (1777), Joseph Karl Stieler (1781), Stefan Lochner (1410), Johann Friedrich Overbeck (1789), Oskar Schlemmer (1888), and Max Klinger (1857).