Jan Brueghel the Elder

1568 - 1625

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Jan Brueghel (also Bruegel or Breughel) the Elder (, also US: ; Dutch: [ˈjɑn ˈbrøːɣəl] (listen); 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 380,063 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Jan Brueghel the Elder is the 140th most popular painter (down from 139th in 2019), the 45th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 47th 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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Among painters, Jan Brueghel the Elder ranks 140 out of 1,428Before him are Jan Steen, Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Odilon Redon, Robert Campin, Theo van Gogh, and Charles Le Brun. After him are Mary Cassatt, Umberto Boccioni, Théodore Rousseau, James Ensor, André Derain, and Robert Delaunay.

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Among people born in 1568, Jan Brueghel the Elder ranks 4Before him are Pope Urban VIII, Tommaso Campanella, and Aloysius Gonzaga. After him are Wei Zhongxian, Adriano Banchieri, Gunilla Bielke, Virginia de' Medici, Christian I, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg, Giuseppe Cesari, Michael Maier, and Marino Ghetaldi. Among people deceased in 1625, Jan Brueghel the Elder ranks 4Before him are James VI and I, Sofonisba Anguissola, and Maurice, Prince of Orange. After him are Johann Bayer, Simon Marius, Giambattista Marino, Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, Willem Schouten, Duchess Anna of Prussia, Mōri Terumoto, and Honoré d'Urfé.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Jan Brueghel the Elder ranks 45 out of 899Before him are Simon Stevin (1548), Pepin of Herstal (635), Henry van de Velde (1863), Ursula von der Leyen (1958), Guillaume Du Fay (1397), and Abraham Ortelius (1527). After him are James Ensor (1860), Johannes Ockeghem (1410), Marguerite Yourcenar (1903), Margaret of Parma (1522), Samo (600), and Isabella of Austria (1501).

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), Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564), and Rogier van der Weyden (1390). After him are James Ensor (1860), Hugo van der Goes (1440), Jacob Jordaens (1593), Hubert van Eyck (1366), Quentin Matsys (1466), and Paul Delvaux (1897).