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 111,197 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Hendrik Goltzius is the 310th most popular painter (up from 353rd in 2019), the 849th most popular biography from Germany (up from 951st in 2019) and the 24th most popular 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 310 out of 1,421Before him are Karel van Mander, Pieter Aertsen, Francesco Albani, Alexander Archipenko, Rosalba Carriera, and Philipp Otto Runge. After him are Cosimo Rosselli, Paulus Potter, Alexej von Jawlensky, Carl Spitzweg, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, and Niccolò dell'Abbate.

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Among people born in 1558, Hendrik Goltzius ranks 3Before him are Michael the Brave and Maximilian III, Archduke of Austria. After him are Ishikawa Goemon, Oda Nobutaka, Olivier van Noort, François de Bourbon, Prince of Conti, Thomas Kyd, Robert Greene, and Thomas Lodge. Among people deceased in 1617, Hendrik Goltzius ranks 8Before him are Pocahontas, John Napier, Rose of Lima, Francisco Suárez, Concino Concini, and Emperor Go-Yōzei. After him are David Fabricius, 4th Dalai Lama, Fausto Veranzio, Dorothea of Denmark, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Giovanni Botero, and Prospero Alpini.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hendrik Goltzius ranks 849 out of 6,142Before him are Oswald Pohl (1892), John George III, Elector of Saxony (1647), Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse (1777), Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim (1905), Philipp Otto Runge (1777), and Wilhelm Kempff (1895). After him are Fritz Strassmann (1902), Bruno Walter (1876), Arno Breker (1900), Bertha Benz (1849), Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg (1546), and Carl Spitzweg (1808).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

Among painters born in Germany, Hendrik Goltzius ranks 24Before him are Hans von Aachen (1552), August Macke (1887), Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805), Max Beckmann (1884), Anselm Kiefer (1945), and Philipp Otto Runge (1777). After him are Carl Spitzweg (1808), Oskar Schlemmer (1888), Max Liebermann (1847), Stefan Lochner (1410), Lucian Freud (1922), and Johann Friedrich Overbeck (1789).