Jan Brueghel the Elder

1568 - 1625

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Jan Brueghel (also Bruegel or Breughel) the Elder (, also US: ; Dutch: [ˈjɑn ˈbrøːɣəl] ; 1568 – 13 January 1625) was a Flemish painter and draughtsman. He was the son of the eminent Flemish Renaissance painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan Brueghel the Elder has received more than 484,261 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia. Jan Brueghel the Elder is the 133rd most popular painter (up from 135th in 2019), the 47th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 42nd in 2019) and the 7th most popular Belgian Painter.

Jan Brueghel the Elder is most famous for his paintings of landscapes and still lifes.

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Over the past year Jan Brueghel the Elder has had the most page views in the with 53,830 views, followed by Russian (15,557), and French (12,991). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Serbo-Croatian (82.51%), West Frisian (77.67%), and Esperanto (65.14%)


Among painters, Jan Brueghel the Elder ranks 133 out of 2,023Before him are John Constable, Carl Larsson, Franz Marc, Jean Fouquet, Jan Steen, and Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin. After him are Fernand Léger, Hans von Aachen, Jean Dubuffet, Odilon Redon, Antonello da Messina, and Lavinia Fontana.

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Among people born in 1568, Jan Brueghel the Elder ranks 3Before him are Pope Urban VIII, and Tommaso Campanella. After him are Aloysius Gonzaga, Wei Zhongxian, Gunilla Bielke, Giuseppe Cesari, Adriano Banchieri, Christian I, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg, Marino Ghetaldi, Virginia de' Medici, and Anna Vasa of Sweden. Among people deceased in 1625, Jan Brueghel the Elder ranks 3Before him are James VI and I, and Sofonisba Anguissola. After him are Maurice, Prince of Orange, Johann Bayer, Willem Schouten, Simon Marius, Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, Duchess Anna of Prussia, Giambattista Marino, Mōri Terumoto, and Anna Vasa of Sweden.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Jan Brueghel the Elder ranks 47 out of 1,190Before him are Philippe of Belgium (1960), Hergé (1907), Victor Horta (1861), Henry van de Velde (1863), Marguerite Yourcenar (1903), and Henri La Fontaine (1854). After him are Jules Bordet (1870), Simon Stevin (1548), Margaret of Parma (1522), Julio Cortázar (1914), Isabella of Austria (1501), and Adolphe Sax (1814).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, Jan Brueghel the Elder ranks 7Before him are Jan van Eyck (1395), René Magritte (1898), Anthony van Dyck (1599), Frans Hals (1582), Rogier van der Weyden (1390), and Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564). After him are Jacob Jordaens (1593), James Ensor (1860), Hugo van der Goes (1440), Quentin Matsys (1466), Paul Delvaux (1897), and Hubert van Eyck (1366).