John Everett Millais

1829 - 1896

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Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Baronet, (UK: MIL-ay, US: mil-AY; 8 June 1829 – 13 August 1896) was an English painter and illustrator who was one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. He was a child prodigy who, aged eleven, became the youngest student to enter the Royal Academy Schools. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was founded at his family home in London, at 83 Gower Street (now number 7). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Everett Millais has received more than 1,431,494 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia. John Everett Millais is the 229th most popular painter (down from 173rd in 2019), the 489th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 382nd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Painter.

John Everett Millais is most famous for his painting "Ophelia," which is a depiction of the character from Shakespeare's Hamlet.

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Among painters, John Everett Millais ranks 229 out of 1,421Before him are Raoul Dufy, Jan Matejko, Ferdinand Hodler, Luca Giordano, Charles-François Daubigny, and Giacomo Balla. After him are Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Lorenzo Lotto, Judith Leyster, Hubert van Eyck, Georges Rouault, and Lucas van Leyden.

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Among people born in 1829, John Everett Millais ranks 7Before him are Oscar II of Sweden, Geronimo, Levi Strauss, August Kekulé, Anton Rubinstein, and Chester A. Arthur. After him are Asaph Hall, Auguste Beernaert, Philip Sclater, Theodor Billroth, Alfred Brehm, and Anselm Feuerbach. Among people deceased in 1896, John Everett Millais ranks 12Before him are August Kekulé, William Morris, Hippolyte Fizeau, Otto Lilienthal, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Ivar Aasen. After him are H. H. Holmes, Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, Edmond de Goncourt, José Rizal, Ambroise Thomas, and Louis-Jules Trochu.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Everett Millais ranks 489 out of 7,765Before him are Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772), G. E. Moore (1873), Arthur Eddington (1882), Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855), and Olivia Newton-John (1948). After him are John Bunyan (1628), Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660), Daphne du Maurier (1907), John Couch Adams (1819), John Bonham (1948), and Betty Williams (1943).

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Among painters born in United Kingdom, John Everett Millais ranks 6Before him are J. M. W. Turner (1775), John Constable (1776), William Hogarth (1697), Thomas Gainsborough (1727), and Joshua Reynolds (1723). After him are Louis Wain (1860), Leonora Carrington (1917), Richard Hamilton (1922), William Holman Hunt (1827), Frederic Leighton (1830), and John Tenniel (1820).