Jan Gossaert

1478 - 1532

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Jan Gossaert (c. 1478 – 1 October 1532) was a French-speaking painter from the Low Countries also known as Jan Mabuse (the name he adopted from his birthplace, Maubeuge) or Jennyn van Hennegouwe (Hainaut), as he called himself when he matriculated in the Guild of Saint Luke, at Antwerp, in 1503. He was one of the first painters of Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting to visit Italy and Rome, which he did in 1508–09, and a leader of the style known as Romanism, which brought elements of Italian Renaissance painting to the north, sometimes with a rather awkward effect. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan Gossaert has received more than 126,004 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Jan Gossaert is the 322nd most popular painter (down from 317th in 2019), the 1,076th most popular biography from France (down from 1,019th in 2019) and the 73rd most popular Painter.

Jan Gossaert is most famous for his painting, "The Adoration of the Kings."

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Among painters, Jan Gossaert ranks 322 out of 1,421Before him are Niccolò dell'Abbate, Séraphine Louis, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Pietro Cavallini, Léon Bonnat, and Utagawa Kuniyoshi. After him are Lucio Fontana, Émile Bernard, Giovanni Paolo Panini, Gabriël Metsu, Willem Claesz. Heda, and Daniele da Volterra.

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Among people born in 1478, Jan Gossaert ranks 9Before him are Pope Clement VII, Hayreddin Barbarossa, Philip I of Castile, Giorgione, Baldassare Castiglione, and John, Prince of Asturias. After him are Pánfilo de Narváez, Hatuey, Surdas, Barbara Jagiellon, Sancha of Aragon, and Gian Giorgio Trissino. Among people deceased in 1532, Jan Gossaert ranks 2Before him is Muhammad XII of Granada. After him are Bernardino Luini, John, Elector of Saxony, Piri Mehmed Pasha, Louis II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, Jaime, Duke of Braganza, Henry the Middle, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Tullio Lombardo, and William Warham.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jan Gossaert ranks 1,076 out of 6,011Before him are Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples (1460), Lucile Randon (1904), La Hire (1390), Henry, Count of Portugal (1066), Georges Bernanos (1888), and Jean Casimir-Perier (1847). After him are Georges Picquart (1854), André Bazin (1918), Jean Gerson (1363), Alice Prin (1901), Jeanne Baret (1740), and Henry II, Count of Champagne (1166).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Jan Gossaert ranks 73Before him are Paul Delaroche (1797), James Tissot (1836), Thomas Couture (1815), Horace Vernet (1789), Séraphine Louis (1864), and Léon Bonnat (1833). After him are Émile Bernard (1868), Claude Joseph Vernet (1714), Yves Tanguy (1900), Pierre Mignard (1612), Jean-Joseph Sanfourche (1929), and Eva Gonzalès (1849).