Jean-Antoine Houdon

1741 - 1828

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Jean-Antoine Houdon (French: [ʒɑ̃ ɑ̃twan udɔ̃]; 25 March 1741 – 15 July 1828) was a French neoclassical sculptor. Houdon is famous for his portrait busts and statues of philosophers, inventors and political figures of the Enlightenment. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Antoine Houdon has received more than 161,913 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Jean-Antoine Houdon is the 30th most popular sculptor (up from 34th in 2019), the 911th most popular biography from France (up from 1,007th in 2019) and the 9th most popular French Sculptor.

Jean-Antoine Houdon was a French sculptor who is most famous for his sculptures of George Washington and Voltaire.

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Among sculptors, Jean-Antoine Houdon ranks 30 out of 190Before him are Gustav Vigeland, Louise Bourgeois, Giovanni Pisano, Claus Sluter, Antoine Bourdelle, and Paul Landowski. After him are Leochares, Alessandro Algardi, Claes Oldenburg, Jacopo della Quercia, Jean Tinguely, and Eduardo Chillida.

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Among people born in 1741, Jean-Antoine Houdon ranks 9Before him are Angelica Kauffman, Princess Isabella of Parma, Peter Simon Pallas, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, and Johann Kaspar Lavater. After him are André Grétry, Nicolas Chamfort, Carl Linnaeus the Younger, Emperor Momozono, Andrea Luchesi, and Benedict Arnold. Among people deceased in 1828, Jean-Antoine Houdon ranks 8Before him are Francisco Goya, Shaka, Maria Feodorovna, Victor of Aveyron, Franz Joseph Gall, and Carl Peter Thunberg. After him are Alexander Ypsilantis, Kobayashi Issa, William Hyde Wollaston, Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Karl Mack von Leiberich, and Radama I.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean-Antoine Houdon ranks 911 out of 5,234Before him are Chevalier d'Éon (1728), Charles Lucien Bonaparte (1803), Paul Delaroche (1797), Joseph Liouville (1809), Pierre Janet (1859), and Liliane Bettencourt (1922). After him are Henri Lefebvre (1901), Maria Malibran (1808), Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu (1766), Gilbert Bécaud (1927), Francis III, Duke of Brittany (1518), and Bruno Latour (1947).

Among SCULPTORS In France

Among sculptors born in France, Jean-Antoine Houdon ranks 9Before him are Giambologna (1529), Marie Tussaud (1761), Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (1834), Louise Bourgeois (1911), Antoine Bourdelle (1861), and Paul Landowski (1875). After him are François Rude (1784), Rosa Bonheur (1822), Étienne Maurice Falconet (1716), Jean-Baptiste Pigalle (1714), David d'Angers (1788), and Jean Goujon (1510).