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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 376,600 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Jan Steen is the 121st most popular painter (up from 134th in 2019), the 34th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 35th 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 121 out of 1,421Before him are Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Gustave Moreau, Umberto Boccioni, Apelles, Arnold Böcklin, and Mark Rothko. After him are Charles Le Brun, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Parmigianino, and Juan Gris.

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Among people born in 1626, Jan Steen ranks 3Before him are Christina, Queen of Sweden and Sabbatai Zevi. After him are Richard Cromwell, Francesco Redi, William II, Prince of Orange, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur, Giovanni Legrenzi, Louis Couperin, Bada Shanren, and Andrea Guarneri. Among people deceased in 1679, Jan Steen ranks 2Before him is Thomas Hobbes. After him are Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria, Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, John of Austria the Younger, John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen, Joost van den Vondel, Anne Geneviève de Bourbon, Willem van Aelst, Marie de Rohan, Margherita de' Medici, and Francesco Barberini.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Jan Steen ranks 34 out of 1,427Before him are Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1165), William I of the Netherlands (1772), Rutger Hauer (1944), Peter Debye (1884), Johan Huizinga (1872), and Paul Verhoeven (1938). After him are Rinus Michels (1928), Michiel de Ruyter (1607), William II of the Netherlands (1792), Guus Hiddink (1946), Louis van Gaal (1951), and Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach (1870).

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), Piet Mondrian (1872), and Hieronymus Bosch (1450). After him are Jacob van Ruisdael (1628), Han van Meegeren (1889), Pieter de Hooch (1629), Theo van Gogh (1857), Dieric Bouts (1415), and Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836).