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 105,615 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Hendrik Goltzius is the 354th most popular painter (down from 269th in 2019), the 951st most popular biography from Germany (down from 679th in 2019) and the 30th 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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Among painters, Hendrik Goltzius ranks 354 out of 1,428Before him are Tom of Finland, Lorenzo Monaco, John Bauer, Adam Elsheimer, Koloman Moser, and Taddeo Gaddi. After him are Piero Manzoni, Félicien Rops, Gino Severini, Salvator Rosa, Stefan Lochner, and Ludovico Carracci.

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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 Thomas Kyd, Oda Nobutaka, Robert Greene, and Thomas Lodge. Among people deceased in 1617, Hendrik Goltzius ranks 7Before him are Pocahontas, Ahmed I, John Napier, Rose of Lima, Francisco Suárez, and Emperor Go-Yōzei. After him are 4th Dalai Lama, Concino Concini, David Fabricius, Fausto Veranzio, Dorothea of Denmark, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and Giovanni Antonio Magini.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hendrik Goltzius ranks 951 out of 5,289Before him are Walter Baade (1893), Hans-Dietrich Genscher (1927), Adam Elsheimer (1578), Petrus Apianus (1495), Hans Scholl (1918), and Karl Abraham (1877). After him are Walter Christaller (1893), Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1696), Eugen Dühring (1833), Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach (1775), Ernst Barlach (1870), and Bernd Schuster (1959).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

Among painters born in Germany, Hendrik Goltzius ranks 30Before him are Oskar Schlemmer (1888), Carl Spitzweg (1808), Philipp Otto Runge (1777), Johann Friedrich Overbeck (1789), Konrad Witz (1400), and Adam Elsheimer (1578). After him are Stefan Lochner (1410), Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876), Erich Heckel (1883), Max Klinger (1857), Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1884), and Hans Burgkmair (1473).