Johannes Vermeer

1632 - 1675

Johannes Vermeer

Johannes Vermeer (in Dutch, [vərˈmeːr]; in English, or vur-MEER, see below; October 1632 – December 1675), original name Jan Vermeer van Delft, was a Dutch Baroque Period painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of middle class life. During his lifetime, he was a moderately successful provincial genre painter, recognized in Delft and The Hague. Nonetheless, he produced relatively few paintings and evidently was not wealthy, leaving his wife and children in debt at his death.Vermeer worked slowly and with great care, and frequently used very expensive pigments. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johannes Vermeer has received more than 2,805,103 page views. His biography is available in 97 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 14th most popular painter.

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Among painters, Johannes Vermeer ranks 14 out of 1,258Before him are Albrecht Dürer, Peter Paul Rubens, Claude Monet, Caravaggio, Francisco Goya, and Edvard Munch. After him are Sandro Botticelli, Paul Gauguin, Diego Velázquez, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, and Titian.

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Among people born in 1632, Johannes Vermeer ranks 3Before him are John Locke and Baruch Spinoza. After him are Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Christopher Wren, Samuel von Pufendorf, 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 Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne, Gerrit Dou, Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy, James Gregory, Gilles de Roberval, Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha, Thomas Willis, Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine, Amalia of Solms-Braunfels, Allaert van Everdingen, and Leopoldo de' Medici.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Johannes Vermeer ranks 4 out of 908Before him are Vincent van Gogh (1853), Rembrandt (1606), and Baruch Spinoza (1632). After him are Erasmus (1466), Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525), Hieronymus Bosch (1450), Piet Mondrian (1872), Johan Cruyff (1947), Christiaan Huygens (1629), Mata Hari (1876), 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 Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525), Hieronymus Bosch (1450), Piet Mondrian (1872), Jan Steen (1626), Theo van Gogh (1857), Jacob van Ruisdael (1628), Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836), Gerard van Honthorst (1592), and Dieric Bouts (1415).