Jan Steen

1626 - 1679

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Jan Havickszoon Steen (c. 1626 – buried 3 February 1679) was a Dutch Golden Age painter, one of the leading genre painters of the 17th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan Steen has received more than 282,925 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Jan Steen is the 134th most popular painter (down from 132nd in 2019), the 35th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 36th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Dutch Painter.

Jan Steen is most famous for his paintings of everyday life in the 17th century Netherlands.

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Among painters, Jan Steen ranks 134 out of 1,428Before him are Juan Gris, Emil Nolde, Albrecht Altdorfer, Otto Dix, Jean-Léon Gérôme, and John Constable. After him are Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Odilon Redon, Robert Campin, Theo van Gogh, Charles Le Brun, and Jan Brueghel the Elder.

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Among people born in 1626, Jan Steen ranks 4Before him are Christina, Queen of Sweden, Sabbatai Zevi, and Richard Cromwell. After him are William II, Prince of Orange, Francesco Redi, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur, Giovanni Legrenzi, Louis Couperin, Bada Shanren, and John Aubrey. Among people deceased in 1679, Jan Steen ranks 2Before him is Thomas Hobbes. After him are Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria, John of Austria the Younger, Joost van den Vondel, John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen, Willem van Aelst, Anne Geneviève de Bourbon, Margherita de' Medici, Francesco Barberini, and Jean François Paul de Gondi.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Jan Steen ranks 35 out of 1,209Before him are Rinus Michels (1928), William I of the Netherlands (1772), Johan Huizinga (1872), Rutger Hauer (1944), Michiel de Ruyter (1607), and André Rieu (1949). After him are Jan van Riebeeck (1619), Theo van Gogh (1857), Willebrord Snellius (1580), William II of the Netherlands (1792), Ronald Koeman (1963), and Peter Debye (1884).

Among PAINTERS In Netherlands

Among painters born in Netherlands, Jan Steen ranks 7Before him are Vincent van Gogh (1853), Rembrandt (1606), Johannes Vermeer (1632), Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525), Hieronymus Bosch (1450), and Piet Mondrian (1872). After him are Theo van Gogh (1857), Jacob van Ruisdael (1628), Dieric Bouts (1415), Pieter de Hooch (1629), Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836), and Petrus Christus (1410).