Johannes Vermeer

1632 - 1675

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Johannes Vermeer (, Dutch: [vərˈmeːr], see below; also known as Jan Vermeer; October 1632 – 15 December 1675) was a Dutch painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of middle-class life. He is considered one of the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age. During his lifetime, he was a moderately successful provincial genre painter, recognized in Delft and The Hague. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johannes Vermeer has received more than 5,288,464 page views. His biography is available in 106 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 101 in 2019). Johannes Vermeer is the 14th most popular painter (down from 9th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Netherlands and the 3rd most popular Dutch Painter.

Johannes Vermeer is most famous for his paintings of domestic scenes, such as "Girl with a Pearl Earring."

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Among painters, Johannes Vermeer ranks 14 out of 2,023Before him are Albrecht Dürer, Edvard Munch, Peter Paul Rubens, Frida Kahlo, Caravaggio, and Francisco Goya. After him are Henri Matisse, Paul Cézanne, Sandro Botticelli, El Greco, Diego Velázquez, and Paul Gauguin.

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Among people born in 1632, Johannes Vermeer ranks 2Before him is John Locke. After him are Baruch Spinoza, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Samuel von Pufendorf, Christopher Wren, Jean Mabillon, Maria Leopoldine of Austria, Francis Hyacinth, Duke of Savoy, Michael I Apafi, and Adam Frans van der Meulen. Among people deceased in 1675, Johannes Vermeer ranks 1After him are Gerrit Dou, Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne, Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy, Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha, James Gregory, Thomas Willis, Gilles de Roberval, Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine, Guru Tegh Bahadur, Amalia of Solms-Braunfels, and Leopoldo de' Medici.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Johannes Vermeer ranks 3 out of 1,646Before him are Vincent van Gogh (1853), and Rembrandt (1606). After him are Erasmus (1466), Baruch Spinoza (1632), Piet Mondrian (1872), Johan Cruyff (1947), Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525), Hieronymus Bosch (1450), Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632), Christiaan Huygens (1629), and Hugo Grotius (1583).

Among PAINTERS In Netherlands

Among painters born in Netherlands, Johannes Vermeer ranks 3Before him are Vincent van Gogh (1853), and Rembrandt (1606). After him are Piet Mondrian (1872), Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525), Hieronymus Bosch (1450), Gerrit Dou (1613), Jan Steen (1626), Theo van Gogh (1857), Jacob van Ruisdael (1628), Han van Meegeren (1889), and Pieter de Hooch (1629).