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Jacques-Louis David

1748 - 1825

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Jacques-Louis David (French: [ʒaklwi david]; 30 August 1748 – 29 December 1825) was a French painter in the Neoclassical style, considered to be the preeminent painter of the era. In the 1780s, his cerebral brand of history painting marked a change in taste away from Rococo frivolity toward classical austerity and severity and heightened feeling, harmonizing with the moral climate of the final years of the Ancien Régime. David later became an active supporter of the French Revolution and friend of Maximilien Robespierre (1758–1794), and was effectively a dictator of the arts under the French Republic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques-Louis David has received more than 2,099,175 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). Jacques-Louis David is the 31st most popular painter (up from 36th in 2019), the 60th most popular biography from France (up from 70th in 2019) and the 8th most popular French Painter.

Jacques-Louis David was a French painter and sculptor in the Neoclassical style. He was a leading artist in the early 19th century, and is best known for his large historical paintings, including Oath of the Horatii, Death of Socrates, and The Sabine Women.

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Among painters, Jacques-Louis David ranks 31 out of 1,421Before him are Édouard Manet, Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, El Greco, Hieronymus Bosch, and Edgar Degas. After him are Jan van Eyck, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Amedeo Modigliani, Marc Chagall, Gustave Courbet, and Giotto.

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Among people born in 1748, Jacques-Louis David ranks 1After him are Jeremy Bentham, Olympe de Gouges, Charles IV of Spain, Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès, Charles XIII of Sweden, Adam Weishaupt, Claude Louis Berthollet, William V, Prince of Orange, Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, Christian Gottlob Neefe, and Petar I Petrović-Njegoš. Among people deceased in 1825, Jacques-Louis David ranks 1After him are Alexander I of Russia, Antonio Salieri, Henri de Saint-Simon, Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria, Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies, Pauline Bonaparte, Henry Fuseli, Jean Paul, Dmitry Bortniansky, Laskarina Bouboulina, and Vivant Denon.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jacques-Louis David ranks 60 out of 6,011Before him are Michel Foucault (1926), William the Conqueror (1028), Stendhal (1783), Gustave Flaubert (1821), Edgar Degas (1834), and Georges Bizet (1838). After him are Arthur Rimbaud (1854), Charles Perrault (1628), Claude Debussy (1862), Henri Becquerel (1852), Cardinal Richelieu (1585), and Louis Braille (1809).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Jacques-Louis David ranks 8Before him are Paul Cézanne (1839), Henri Matisse (1869), Paul Gauguin (1848), Eugène Delacroix (1798), Édouard Manet (1832), and Edgar Degas (1834). After him are Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780), Gustave Courbet (1819), Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864), Nicolas Poussin (1594), and Georges Braque (1882).