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Jacob Jordaens

1593 - 1678

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Jacob (Jacques) Jordaens (19 May 1593 – 18 October 1678) was a Flemish painter, draughtsman and a designer of tapestries and prints. He was a prolific artist who created biblical, mythological, and allegorical compositions, genre scenes, landscapes, illustrations of Flemish sayings and portraits. After the death of Rubens and Anthony van Dyck, he became the leading Flemish Baroque painter of his time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacob Jordaens has received more than 232,220 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Jacob Jordaens is the 158th most popular painter (up from 162nd in 2019), the 61st most popular biography from Belgium (up from 62nd in 2019) and the 9th most popular Belgian Painter.

Jacob Jordaens is most famous for his paintings of mythological and biblical scenes.

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Among painters, Jacob Jordaens ranks 158 out of 1,421Before him are Gentile Bellini, William Hogarth, Jacob van Ruisdael, Antonello da Messina, Maurice Utrillo, and Frédéric Bazille. After him are Jean-Léon Gérôme, Eugène Boudin, James Ensor, Giulio Romano, Johannes Itten, and Han van Meegeren.

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Among people born in 1593, Jacob Jordaens ranks 3Before him are Artemisia Gentileschi and Georges de La Tour. After him are Mumtaz Mahal, Toyotomi Hideyori, Matthäus Merian, George I Rákóczi, Nicolaes Tulp, Balthasar van der Ast, Catherine de' Medici, Governor of Siena, Anthony van Diemen, and George Herbert. Among people deceased in 1678, Jacob Jordaens ranks 1After him are Jan Brueghel the Younger, Wu Sangui, Anna Maria van Schurman, Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten, François Pierre La Varenne, Louis VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Karel Dujardin, Catherine Charlotte de Gramont, Antoine III de Gramont, Christoph Bernhard von Galen, and Caesar van Everdingen.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Jacob Jordaens ranks 61 out of 1,019Before him are Léon Degrelle (1906), Django Reinhardt (1910), Hugo van der Goes (1440), Pepin of Landen (585), Julio Cortázar (1914), and Agnès Varda (1928). After him are John of Gaunt (1340), James Ensor (1860), Philippe of Belgium (1960), Johannes Ockeghem (1410), Father Damien (1840), and Petrus Christus (1410).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, Jacob Jordaens ranks 9Before him are Anthony van Dyck (1599), Rogier van der Weyden (1390), Frans Hals (1582), Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564), Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568), and Hugo van der Goes (1440). After him are James Ensor (1860), Petrus Christus (1410), Quentin Matsys (1466), Hubert van Eyck (1366), Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601), and Pieter Claesz (1596).