Jacob Jordaens

1593 - 1678

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Jacob (Jacques) Jordaens (19 May 1593 – 18 October 1678) was a Flemish painter, draughtsman and tapestry designer known for his history paintings, genre scenes and portraits. After Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck, he was the leading Flemish Baroque painter of his day. Unlike those contemporaries he never travelled abroad to study Italian painting, and his career is marked by an indifference to their intellectual and courtly aspirations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacob Jordaens has received more than 204,493 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Jacob Jordaens is the 162nd most popular painter (down from 161st in 2019), the 62nd most popular biography from Belgium (down from 58th in 2019) and the 10th 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 162 out of 1,428Before him are Maurice de Vlaminck, Gustave Caillebotte, Maurice Utrillo, Fra Bartolomeo, Jacob van Ruisdael, and Antonello da Messina. After him are Alexandre Cabanel, Giulio Romano, Niki de Saint Phalle, Lucas Cranach the Younger, Eugène Boudin, and Gentile Bellini.

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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, Nicolaes Tulp, George I Rákóczi, Balthasar van der Ast, Anthony van Diemen, Catherine de' Medici, Governor of Siena, 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, Karel Dujardin, Louis VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Otto Marseus van Schrieck, Christoph Bernhard von Galen, Louis VII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, and Caesar van Everdingen.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Jacob Jordaens ranks 62 out of 899Before him are Carlota of Mexico (1840), Henri La Fontaine (1854), Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly (1559), Jules Bordet (1870), Philippe of Belgium (1960), and Léon Degrelle (1906). After him are Jan Baptist van Helmont (1580), John of Gaunt (1340), Princess Stéphanie of Belgium (1864), Hubert van Eyck (1366), Paul-Henri Spaak (1899), and Quentin Matsys (1466).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, Jacob Jordaens ranks 10Before him are Frans Hals (1582), Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564), Rogier van der Weyden (1390), Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568), James Ensor (1860), and Hugo van der Goes (1440). After him are Hubert van Eyck (1366), Quentin Matsys (1466), Paul Delvaux (1897), Pieter Claesz (1596), Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601), and Frans Snyders (1579).