Jacques Callot

1592 - 1635

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Jacques Callot (French: [ʒak kalo]; c. 1592 – 1635) was a baroque printmaker and draftsman from the Duchy of Lorraine (an independent state on the north-eastern border of France, southwestern border of Germany and overlapping the southern Netherlands). He is an important person in the development of the old master print. He made more than 1,400 etchings that chronicled the life of his period, featuring soldiers, clowns, drunkards, Romani, beggars, as well as court life. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Callot has received more than 199,563 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Jacques Callot is the 236th most popular painter (up from 271st in 2019), the 776th most popular biography from France (up from 851st in 2019) and the 61st most popular French Painter.

Jacques Callot is most famous for his etchings of the Thirty Years War.

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Among painters, Jacques Callot ranks 236 out of 2,023Before him are Peder Severin Krøyer, Gerard van Honthorst, Lorenzo Lotto, Nicholas Roerich, Lorenzo di Credi, and Jacopo Bellini. After him are Angela Hitler, Marie Bashkirtseff, Gerard ter Borch, Antonio del Pollaiolo, Sebastiano del Piombo, and Il Sodoma.

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Among people born in 1592, Jacques Callot ranks 7Before him are John Amos Comenius, Shah Jahan, Hong Taiji, Pierre Gassendi, Wilhelm Schickard, and Gerard van Honthorst. After him are George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, Gustav Horn, Count of Pori, Catalina de Erauso, Peter Snayers, Saib Tabrizi, and Sophia Hedwig of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Among people deceased in 1635, Jacques Callot ranks 4Before him are Lope de Vega, Wilhelm Schickard, and Samuel de Champlain. After him are Şehzade Bayezid, Zacharias Janssen, Reza Abbasi, Elisabeth of Lorraine, Fakhr al-Din II, Joos de Momper, Friedrich Spee, and Domenico Tintoretto.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jacques Callot ranks 776 out of 6,770Before him are Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque (1902), Eric Cantona (1966), Adélaïde of France (1732), Auguste Mariette (1821), Edmond James de Rothschild (1845), and Frontinus (30). After him are André Michel Lwoff (1902), Jean Nicot (1530), François l'Olonnais (1635), Margaret of Provence (1221), Jean-Pierre Cassel (1932), and Stéphanie de Beauharnais (1789).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Jacques Callot ranks 61Before him are Alexandre Cabanel (1823), Antoine-Jean Gros (1771), Pierre Bonnard (1867), Jeanne Hébuterne (1898), Simon Vouet (1590), and Charles-François Daubigny (1817). After him are Georges Rouault (1871), Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725), Henri Fantin-Latour (1836), Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (1824), Martin Schongauer (1450), and Paul Delaroche (1797).