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Jean-Antoine Houdon

1741 - 1828

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Jean-Antoine Houdon (French: [ʒɑ̃ ɑ̃twan udɔ̃]; 20 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 171,667 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Jean-Antoine Houdon is the 28th most popular sculptor (up from 30th in 2019), the 930th most popular biography from France (down from 908th in 2019) and the 8th 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 28 out of 189Before him are Luca della Robbia, Nicola Pisano, Paul Landowski, Andrea Pisano, Giovanni Pisano, and Antoine Bourdelle. After him are Ossip Zadkine, Jean Tinguely, Alessandro Algardi, Louise Bourgeois, Rosa Bonheur, and Naum Gabo.

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Among people born in 1741, Jean-Antoine Houdon ranks 10Before him are Peter Simon Pallas, Princess Isabella of Parma, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, Emperor Momozono, and Johann Kaspar Lavater. After him are Nicolas Chamfort, André Grétry, Andrea Luchesi, Benedict Arnold, Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and Carl Linnaeus the Younger. Among people deceased in 1828, Jean-Antoine Houdon ranks 7Before him are Franz Schubert, Francisco Goya, Shaka, Maria Feodorovna, Victor of Aveyron, and Alexander Ypsilantis. After him are Franz Joseph Gall, Carl Peter Thunberg, Karl Mack von Leiberich, Kobayashi Issa, Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, and Charlotte, Princess Royal.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean-Antoine Houdon ranks 930 out of 6,011Before him are Francis Lai (1932), Henry I of Navarre (1244), Cardinal de Rohan (1734), Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540), Christine of France (1606), and René Cassin (1887). After him are Juliette Récamier (1777), Jean Dausset (1916), Max Jacob (1876), Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile (1162), Geoffrey of Villehardouin (1150), and Thierry Henry (1977).

Among SCULPTORS In France

Among sculptors born in France, Jean-Antoine Houdon ranks 8Before him are Camille Claudel (1864), Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (1834), Giambologna (1529), Marie Tussaud (1761), Paul Landowski (1875), and Antoine Bourdelle (1861). After him are Louise Bourgeois (1911), Rosa Bonheur (1822), François Rude (1784), Étienne Maurice Falconet (1716), Jean-Baptiste Pigalle (1714), and David d'Angers (1788).