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Hugo van der Goes

1440 - 1482

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Hugo van der Goes (c. 1430/1440 – 1482) was one of the most significant and original Flemish painters of the late 15th century. Van der Goes was an important painter of altarpieces as well as portraits. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hugo van der Goes has received more than 214,146 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Hugo van der Goes is the 145th most popular painter (up from 154th in 2019), the 57th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 55th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Belgian Painter.

Hugo van der Goes is most famous for his painting The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb.

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Among painters, Hugo van der Goes ranks 145 out of 1,421Before him are Jean Fouquet, Théodore Rousseau, André Derain, Alexandre Cabanel, Robert Campin, and Jean Dubuffet. After him are Fernando Botero, Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Filippino Lippi, Otto Dix, Lavinia Fontana, and Utamaro.

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Among people born in 1440, Hugo van der Goes ranks 4Before him are Ivan III of Russia, Ladislaus the Posthumous, and Kabir. After him are Diogo Cão, Sten Sture the Elder, Hartmann Schedel, Jorge Manrique, Gian Giacomo Trivulzio, Antonio Vivarini, Alain I of Albret, and Bartolomé Bermejo. Among people deceased in 1482, Hugo van der Goes ranks 3Before him are Mary of Burgundy and Margaret of Anjou. After him are Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli, Luca della Robbia, Federico da Montefeltro, Lucrezia Tornabuoni, Philibert I, Duke of Savoy, Gedik Ahmed Pasha, William III, Landgrave of Thuringia, Giovanni di Paolo, and Louis of Cyprus.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Hugo van der Goes ranks 57 out of 1,019Before him are Marguerite Yourcenar (1903), Henri La Fontaine (1854), Jan Baptist van Helmont (1580), Isabella of Austria (1501), Léon Degrelle (1906), and Django Reinhardt (1910). After him are Pepin of Landen (585), Julio Cortázar (1914), Agnès Varda (1928), Jacob Jordaens (1593), John of Gaunt (1340), and James Ensor (1860).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, Hugo van der Goes ranks 8Before him are René Magritte (1898), Anthony van Dyck (1599), Rogier van der Weyden (1390), Frans Hals (1582), Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564), and Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568). After him are Jacob Jordaens (1593), James Ensor (1860), Petrus Christus (1410), Quentin Matsys (1466), Hubert van Eyck (1366), and Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601).