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 266,213 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Jacob Jordaens is the 160th most popular painter (down from 159th in 2019), the 57th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 61st in 2019) and the 8th most popular Belgian Painter.

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

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Over the past year Jacob Jordaens has had the most page views in the with 31,531 views, followed by Russian (10,625), and French (9,144). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Finnish (382.52%), Ido (213.00%), and Egyptian Arabic (174.19%)


Among painters, Jacob Jordaens ranks 160 out of 2,023Before him are Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Lili Elbe, Filippino Lippi, Man Ray, Frédéric Bazille, and Édouard-Henri Avril. After him are Gentile Bellini, Jacob van Ruisdael, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Théodore Rousseau, Hilma af Klint, and Edward Hopper.

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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, Nicolaes Tulp, George I Rákóczi, Matthäus Merian, 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 Wu Sangui, Jan Brueghel the Younger, Anna Maria van Schurman, Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten, François Pierre La Varenne, Catherine Charlotte de Gramont, Karel Dujardin, Louis VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Antonio de Pereda, Giovanni Maria Bononcini, and Erasmus Quellinus the Younger.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Jacob Jordaens ranks 57 out of 1,190Before him are Julio Cortázar (1914), Isabella of Austria (1501), Adolphe Sax (1814), Princess Stéphanie of Belgium (1864), Pepin of Landen (585), and Django Reinhardt (1910). After him are François Englert (1932), Léon Degrelle (1906), James Ensor (1860), Hugo van der Goes (1440), Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly (1559), and Jan Baptist van Helmont (1580).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, Jacob Jordaens ranks 8Before him are René Magritte (1898), Anthony van Dyck (1599), Frans Hals (1582), Rogier van der Weyden (1390), Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564), and Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568). After him are James Ensor (1860), Hugo van der Goes (1440), Quentin Matsys (1466), Paul Delvaux (1897), Hubert van Eyck (1366), and Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601).