Jan Matejko

1838 - 1893

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Jan Alojzy Matejko (Polish pronunciation: [jan aˈlɔjzɨ maˈtɛjko] (listen); also known as Jan Mateyko; 24 June 1838 – 1 November 1893) was a Polish painter known for depicting historical Polish political and military events. His works include large oil on canvas paintings such as Rejtan (1866), Union of Lublin (1869) or Battle of Grunwald (1878), numerous portraits, a gallery of Polish kings, and murals in St. Mary's Basilica, Kraków. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan Matejko has received more than 300,565 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Jan Matejko is the 284th most popular painter (down from 218th in 2019), the 145th most popular biography from Poland (down from 126th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Polish Painter.

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Among painters, Jan Matejko ranks 284 out of 1,428. Before him are Simon Vouet, Hans von Aachen, Sonia Delaunay, Gerard ter Borch, Norman Rockwell, and Philippe de Champaigne. After him are Marie Bashkirtseff, Antoni Tàpies, Franz Stuck, Carel Fabritius, Peder Severin Krøyer, and Claude Joseph Vernet.

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Among people born in 1838, Jan Matejko ranks 12Before him are Franz Brentano, Ernest Solvay, Tobias Asser, Luís I of Portugal, Prince Philippe, Count of Paris, and Émile Loubet. After him are Yamagata Aritomo, Léon Gambetta, Liliʻuokalani, Princess Louise of Prussia, Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, and Anton Mauve. Among people deceased in 1893, Jan Matejko ranks 10Before him are Jean-Martin Charcot, Patrice de MacMahon, Hippolyte Taine, Rutherford B. Hayes, Josef Stefan, and Alexander of Battenberg. After him are John Tyndall, Ernst Kummer, Jules Ferry, Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Baron Alexander von Bach, and Heinrich Göbel.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Jan Matejko ranks 145 out of 1,231. Before him are Samuel Reshevsky (1911), Christa Wolf (1929), Olga Tokarczuk (1962), Helena Rubinstein (1872), Solomon Asch (1907), and Johann Gustav Droysen (1808). After him are Alexandre Colonna-Walewski (1810), Adolph Menzel (1815), Itzhak Stern (1901), Joseph Rotblat (1908), Marian Rejewski (1905), and Hans-Jürgen von Arnim (1889).

Among PAINTERS In Poland

Among painters born in Poland, Jan Matejko ranks 3Before him are Tamara de Lempicka (1898) and Zdzisław Beksiński (1929). After him are Aleksandra Ekster (1882), Otto Mueller (1874), Moïse Kisling (1891), Hans Bellmer (1902), Tadeusz Kantor (1915), Otto Freundlich (1878), Jacek Malczewski (1854), Józef Brandt (1841), and Olga Boznańska (1865).